walling wax


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Walling \Wall"ing\, n.
   1. The act of making a wall or walls.
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   2. Walls, in general; material for walls.
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   Walling wax, a composition of wax and tallow used by
      etchers and engravers to make a bank, or wall, round the
      edge of a plate, so as to form a trough for holding the
      acid used in etching, and the like. --Fairholt.
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