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wax·ing

, waxing-up (wak'sing),
The contouring of a pattern in wax, generally applied to the shaping in wax of the contours of a trial denture or a crown prior to casting in metal.

waxing

/wax·ing/ (wak´sing) the shaping of a wax pattern or the wax base of a trial denture into the contours desired.

wax·ing

, waxing-up (waks'ing, -ŭp')
The contouring of a pattern in wax, generally applied to the shaping in wax of the contours of a trial denture or a crown prior to casting in metal.

wax·ing

, waxing-up (waks'ing, -ŭp')
Contouring a pattern in wax, generally applied to shaping in wax of contours of a trial denture or a crown prior to casting in metal.

waxing,

n the contouring of a wax pattern or the wax base of a trial denture into the desired form. Also called
waxing up.

waxing

covering with wax.

poultry waxing
a technique for removing final hairs and feathers from incompletely plucked birds. They are dipped in hot wax which is removed when it is set.
teat waxing
a phenomenon in mares which indicates that foaling is imminent. The teats which are already distended suddenly exude a soft waxy covering, probably derived from the thick first colostrum, from the teat orifice. Not a completely reliable guide to an imminent foaling.
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And a group of other students raised pounds 682 for The Meningitis Trust by performing Stars in Their Eyes and holding events including raffles and leg waxing.
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Activities included face painting, hook-a-duck, raffles, tombola and sponsored head shaves and leg waxing.
Fundraising activities ranged from an Abba singing competition, bushtucker trials and leg waxing to cake sales, Easter egg raffles and fancy dress.
Beauty student Robyn Christie, who goes to Henley College, carried out the leg waxing and each participant hoped to raise between pounds 150 and pounds 300, with the money going to Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Schoolboy Liam Baillie braved leg waxing pain to bring special gain to a charity fund.