Definition for SEAL-ING-WAX

SEAL-ING-WAX, n. [seal and wax.]

A compound of the resin lac, with some less brittle resin, and various coloring matters, used for fastening a folded letter, and thus concealing the writing, and for receiving impressions of seals set to instruments. Sealing-wax is hard or soft, and may be of any color.

Return to page 59 of the letter “S”.