adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est.
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Definition for waxy (2 of 2)
adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est.Chiefly British.
Example sentences from the Web for waxy
Then they start chewing their way out of the waxy cells in which they have been growing.Quacks and toots help young honeybee queens avoid deadly duels|Sharon Oosthoek|September 14, 2020|Science News For Students
A record would spend years in larval form as an acetate, the big waxy master from which copies were made.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It begins with me being nudged awake by a waxy moon spilling silver-white light through the window as I sucked my thumb.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The world of competitive bodybuilding, and Gov. Schwarzenegger, owed its waxy life to androgens.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial?|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In addition to her waxy Prince William, Rubell will also show a new series of Drinking Paintings in London.
The combination of strands of softly cooked skate flesh and slices of waxy potatoes is a deeply pleasing one.
They are grayish or colorless, and have a dull waxy look, as if cut from paraffin (Figs. 43 and 61).
Waxy casts are found in most advanced cases of nephritis, where they are an unfavorable sign.
When boiled in water the root separates into fibres, and is rather waxy, but when laid in hot ashes it becomes mealy.
Waxy complexion, light blue eyes a little close together, thin nose, a prominent dimple on left cheek—may wear whiskers.Murder in Any Degree|Owen Johnson
The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy-faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp.The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens