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waxing vs. waning moon

[ wak-sing ]
  1. the act or process of applying wax, as in polishing or filling.
  2. the manufacturing of a phonograph record.
  3. the act or technique of applying a depilatory wax to the body for removing hair.
  1. the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing).

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