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waxworks (ˈwækswɜːks) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects

waxwork (ˈwæksˌwɜːk Pronunciation for waxwork

Definitions

noun

  1. an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament
  2. a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax
  3. (plural; functioning as singular or plural) a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects

Derived Forms

ˈwaxˌworker noun

Example Sentences Including 'waxworks'

A large swinging door to her right announced in bold colours: mrs salmon's waxworks -- all new!
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
DIC is expected to continue the expansion of the company, which has developed waxworks museums around the world.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Staff at the famed waxworks put a squeezable derriere onto their model of the film hunk, London news reported.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The eternal story of Jesus will last a lot longer than these waxworks or the celebrities in it," he said.
canada.com (2004)
The first man carried his toy, a Mickey Mouse, into the chamber where there were other Disney waxworks.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
The models of the Allied soldiers on the other hand were individually crafted waxworks , but the special attention was not flattering.
Sebastian Hope HOTEL TIBERIAS: A Tale of Two Grandfathers (2004)
The real-life Madame Tussaud inherited a waxworks collection in Paris in 1794, which she brought to Britain.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
`I made some inquiries about that Lucas boy, Jack, earlier, while you were chasing through the waxworks.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)

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