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Waxen, adj. made of wax: “a w. torch,” Lucr. 178. “image,” Gent. II, 4, 201. “tapers,” Wiv. IV, 4, 50. their (humblebees') “w. thighs,” Mids. III, 1, 172 (used as tapers by the fairies).
Figuratively, == soft, and hence a) penetrable: “that it may enter Mowbray's w. coat,” R2 I, 3, 75. b) easily effaced: “not worshipped with a w. epitaph,” H5 I, 2, 233.* c) very impressible: “men have marble, women w. minds,” Lucr. 1240. “how easy is it . . . in women's w. hearts to set their forms,” Tw. II, 2, 31.
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