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wax +‎ work

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waxwork (plural waxworks)

  1. A figure made of wax, especially an effigy of a famous person.
    • 1885, Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado:
      The amateur tenor, whose vocal villainies / All desire to shirk, / Shall during off-hours, / Exhibit his powers / To Madame Tussaud's waxwork.

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