Waxing kernels(Med.), small tumors formed by the enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the groins of children; — popularly so called, because supposed to be caused by growth of the body. Dunglison.

(Wa"ver*ing*ly), adv. In a wavering manner.

(Wa"ver*ing*ness), n. The quality or state of wavering.

(Wave"son) n. [From Wave; cf. Jetsam.] (O. Eng. Law) Goods which, after shipwreck, appear floating on the waves, or sea.

(Wave"-worn`) a. Worn by the waves.

The shore that o'er his wave-worn basis bowed.

(Wa"vey) n. (Zoöl.) The snow goose. [Canadian, & Local U. S.]

(Wav"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being wavy.

(Wav"ure) n. See Waivure. [R.]

(Wav"y) a.

1. Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves. "The wavy seas." Chapman.

2. Playing to and fro; undulating; as, wavy flames.

Let her glad valleys smile with wavy corn.

3. (Bot.) Undulating on the border or surface; waved.

(||Wa*was"keesh) n. [From an Indian name.] (Zoöl.) The wapiti, or wapiti, or American elk.

(Wawe) n. [See Woe.] Woe. [Obs.]

(Wawe) n. [OE. wawe, waghe; cf. Icel. vagr; akin to E. wag; not the same word as wave.] A wave. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.

(Wawl) v. i. See Waul. Shak.

(Wax) v. i. [imp. Waxed ; p. p. Waxed, and Obs. or Poetic Waxen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] [AS. weaxan; akin to OFries. waxa, D. wassen, OS. & OHG. wahsan, G. wachsen, Icel. vaxa, Sw. växa, Dan. voxe, Goth. wahsjan, Gr. to increase, Skr. waksh, uksh, to grow. . Cf. Waist.]

1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; — opposed to wane.

The waxing and the waning of the moon.

Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
P. Plowman.

2. To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.

Your clothes are not waxen old upon you.
Deut. xxix. 5.

Where young Adonis oft reposes,
Waxing well of his deep wound.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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