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wax museum

noun
1.
a museum containing wax effigies of famous persons, especially historical figures, usually in scenes associated with their lives.
Origin of wax museum
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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  • Colonel Halter watched the old figures sitting like figures in a wax museum, waiting, waiting.

    Perfect Control Richard Stockham

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