waxlike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj waxlike having the paleness of wax "the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker","the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him","a thin face with a waxy paleness"
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Usage

In literature:

It was no longer a waxlike mask, but Henrietta, girlish and pathetically at rest.
"An Unsocial Socialist" by George Bernard Shaw
The waxlike finish of the finely chiselled marble alone betrays that delicacy which with Mino verged on insipidity.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
Pushing up through the wet soil, already showed early snowplants, those strange, waxlike towers of crimson.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
As he had observed, the waxlike figures moved, sat upright, and stared.
"Winnie Childs" by C. N. Williamson
There were a dozen of the lovely waxlike blooms amongst them, uninjured.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
For about a week a serous fluid oozes from the teat and concretes as a yellow, waxlike mass around its orifice.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The waxlike faces shook a little.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
His pale, inscrutable face was as waxlike as ever; his eyes were as cold, as penetrating, as old in their look of supreme wisdom.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
The last stage would have been the coalescing of the barbs, forming the waxlike scale as is now seen.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
Her calm, waxlike face was faintly flushed at the fulfilment of her ardent longings.
"'As Gold in the Furnace'" by John E. Copus
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