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He was a man with heavy waxen eyelids and high-arched eyebrows, looking exactly the same under all circumstances.
Maggie shut up the book at once, with a sense of disgrace, but not being inclined to see after her mother, she compromised the matter by going into a dark corner behind her father's chair, and nursing her doll, toward which she had an occasional fit of fondness in Tom's absence, neglecting its toilet, but lavishing so many warm kisses on it that the waxen cheeks had a wasted, unhealthy appearance.
In another small room is an unpainted wooden table, and behind it sit half-life-size waxen figures of the Holy Family, made by the very worst artist that ever lived, perhaps, and clothed in gaudy, flimsy drapery.
But let us suppose that this latter circumstance determined, as it probably often does determine, the numbers of a humble-bee which could exist in a country; and let us further suppose that the community lived throughout the winter, and consequently required a store of honey: there can in this case be no doubt that it would be an advantage to our humble-bee, if a slight modification of her instinct led her to make her waxen cells near together, so as to intersect a little; for a wall in common even to two adjoining cells, would save some little wax.
This wood really is haunted now -- by old memories," said Anne, stooping to gather a spray of ferns, bleached to waxen whiteness by frost.
By the spring that gurgled among the redwoods grew another great wild lily, bearing on its slender stalk the prodigious outburst of white waxen bells.
Then came the "woodsy bit," with her feet pressing the slippery carpet of brown pine needles; the "woodsy bit" so full of dewy morning, surprises,--fungous growths of brilliant orange and crimson springing up around the stumps of dead trees, beautiful things born in a single night; and now and then the miracle of a little clump of waxen Indian pipes, seen just quickly enough to be saved from her careless tread.
I saw a number of tall spikes of strange white flowers, measuring a foot perhaps across the spread of the waxen petals.
When news broke of Prince William's upcoming official visit to Israel, I was tempted to treat the news as I do all other dispatches concerning the royal family: By rolling my eyes, sighing softly, and wondering why these waxen wallydrags still managed to interest anyone but their unfortunate subjects.
She returned on a kind of pilgrimage after her divorce, as described in his poem 'So I'm Told' -- she'd asked his grandma "to create waxen effigies of my legs" and hang them in Apostolos Andreas after George had been confined to a wheelchair by a childhood accident, and was properly grateful when her son was 'miraculously' cured -- then came back again in the early 90s, hoping to die here.
Waxen sheen of verdant leaves pre-set to pierce all tenderness, reminding that each given crown demands its share of blood.
So much he profits in divinity That shortly he was graced with doctor's name, Excelling all, and sweetly can dispute In th' heavenly matters of theology; Till swoll'n with cunning, of self-conceit, His waxen wings did mount above his reach And melting, heavens conspired his overthrow