Waxes are a class of chemical compounds that are plastic (malleable) near ambient temperatures. Characteristically, they melt above 45 °C (113 °F) to give a low viscosity liquid. Waxes are insoluble in water but soluble in organic, nonpolar solvents. All waxes are organic compounds, both synthetic and naturally occurring.
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... Founded in 1643, Maison de Cire Trudon is notable as the oldest wax-producing factory worldwide ... Trudon had become the biggest wax-producing factory in the French Kingdom during the 17th and 18th century ... In 1762, in his encyclopaedia The art of the wax producer, engineer Duhamel du Monceau, praises the skills of the Trudons and gives the manufacture as an example ...
... Meanwhile, Agents Wax and Mohr, from the secret agency called National Park Service, investigated the killings ... after this, Jack Marlowe, Grifter and Agents Wax and Mohr set up a trap for Smith at UCLA ... Wax tried to use his psychic powers to control the killer's mind, but his plan failed when Mohr attacked Smith ...
... live in the rain-forest in hive-like colonies and make honey and wax like bees ... Their wax is used to make candles and markers ... If you write with a marker made of their wax, you can't wipe it off, and you can only see what you wrote in the light of properly enchanted candle made from this wax ...
... The lamp contains blobs of colored wax inside a glass vessel filled with clear liquid the wax rises and falls as its density changes due to heating from an incandescent light bulb underneath the vessel ... The appearance of the wax is suggestive of pāhoehoe lava, hence the name ...
... a transparent, translucent or opaque mix of mineral oil, paraffin wax and carbon tetrachloride ... Common wax has a density much lower than that of water, and would float on top under any temperature ... tetrachloride is heavier than water (also nonflammable and miscible with wax), and is added to the wax to make its density at room temperature slightly higher than that of the water ...
Famous quotes containing the word wax:
“With pictures full, of wax and of wool,
Their livers I stick with needles quick;
There lacks but the blood to make up the flood.”
—Ben Jonson (15721637)
“We have progressively improved into a less spiritual species of tendernessbut the seal is not yet fixed though the wax is preparing for the impression.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“Fowls in the frith,
Fishes in the flood,
And I must wax wod:
Much sorrow I walk with
For best of bone and blood.”
—Unknown. Fowls in the Frith. . .
Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.