waxed end

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wax \Wax\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waxed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a
   thread or a table.
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   Waxed cloth, cloth covered with a coating of wax, used as a
      cover, of tables and for other purposes; -- called also
      wax cloth.

   Waxed end, a thread pointed with a bristle and covered with
      shoemaker's wax, used in sewing leather, as for boots,
      shoes, and the like; -- called also wax end. --Brockett.
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