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wax tablet

[waks tab-lit] /ˈwæks ˌtæb lɪt/
a tablet made of bone, wood, etc., and covered with wax, used by the ancients for writing with a stylus.
Sometimes, waxed tablet [wakst tab-lit] /ˈwækst ˈtæb lɪt/ (Show IPA).
Origin of wax tablet
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And I wrote my request on a wax tablet and I gave it them to read.

  • A slave was reading to him from a roll, and he was taking notes on a wax tablet.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • She was executing these works of art on a wax tablet with a copper stylus, and the others were to guess for whom they were meant.

  • The reply was in the affirmative, and in a few minutes Caesar had in his hand a wax tablet covered with words and figures.

  • When she was twelve, her friend Mr. Albert H. Munsell, the artist, let her experiment with a wax tablet and a stylus.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • It is true a wax tablet with writing has been found; yet this contains—receipts of auctions.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

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