verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for beeswax
Odysseus ordered his men to stuff their ears with beeswax as they rowed by.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There.|Elliot Ackerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They introduced the lip balm, a combination of beeswax and sweet almond oil, in 1991.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions|Marlow Stern|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You now really get the notion that what other people think of you is none of your beeswax.
Nicole Ankowski just earned her MFA in Creative Writing and has been published in Beeswax literary journal.
(CBC) Nicole Ankowski just earned her MFA in Creative Writing and has been published in Beeswax literary journal.
Small pieces of beeswax, a box of honey, and specimens of comb free for examination.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney
He collects the beeswax from a nest of wild bees which he has smoked out, melts it, and pours it into a section of bamboo.Negritos of Zambales|William Allan Reed
I think it advisable to run beeswax over your trap, but I have had success without the beeswax.Fox Trapping|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Mr. Jones: Mr. Riehl uses a liquid wax, resin and beeswax without the coloring matter.
The prize was of about 70 tons burthen and was loaded with beeswax, hides, tallow, and tobacco.The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson|Ida Lee
British Dictionary definitions for beeswax
- a yellowish or dark brown wax secreted by honeybees for constructing honeycombs
- this wax after refining, purifying, etc, used in polishes, ointments, and for modelling
Word Origin and History for beeswax
1670s, from genitive of bee + wax. As a jocular alteration of business (usually in an injunction to someone to mind his own) attested from 1934 in Lower East Side slang as reproduced in Henry Roth's "Call It Sleep."