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Some with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to direct rain water to the center of the clump.These ferns may be first plants known to work together as ants do|Jake Buehler|July 1, 2021|Science News For Students
Ferns with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to deflect water to the center of the aggregation, where disk-shaped, brown, spongey “nest” fronds could soak it up.These ferns may be the first plants known to share work like ants|Jake Buehler|June 7, 2021|Science News
Microbes in compost naturally produce this enzyme to decompose the waxy coating on leaves.New recycling technologies could keep more plastic out of landfills|Maria Temming|April 29, 2021|Science News For Students
Brown also gauges the fruit’s weight in his hand and feels the waxy skin, with its bumps and ridges.Capturing the sense of touch could upgrade prosthetics and our digital lives|Kathiann Kowalski|April 22, 2021|Science News
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