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WASP-FLY, n. A species of fly resembling a wasp, but having no sting, and but two wings.




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WASP-FLY, n. A species of fly resembling a wasp, but having no sting, and but two wings.


WASP'-FLY, n.

A species of fly resembling a wasp, but having no sting, and but two wings. – Cyc.

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Wasp-fly

WASP-FLY, noun A species of fly resembling a wasp, but having no sting, and but two wings.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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wax

WAX, n. [G., L.]

1. A thick, viscid, tenacious substance, collected by bees, or excreted from their bodies, and employed in the construction of their cells; usually called bees wax. Its native color is yellow, but it is bleached for candles, &c.

2. A thick tenacious substance excreted in the ear.

3. A substance secreted by certain plants, forming a silvery powder on the leaves and fruit, as in the wax-palm and wax-myrtle.

4. A substance found on the hinder legs of bees, which is supposed to be their food.

5. A substance used in sealing letters; called sealing-wax, or Spanish wax. This is a composition of gum-lacca and resin, colored with some pigment.

6. A thick substance used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

WAX, v.t. To smear or rub with wax; as, to wax, a thread or a table.

WAX, v.i. pret. waxed.; pp. waxed or waxen. [G., L., Gr.]

1. To increase in size; to grow; to become larger; as the waxing and the waning moon.

2. To pass from one state to another; to become; as, to wax strong; to wax warm or cold; to wax feeble; to wax hot; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.

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