- Aunt Sybil had pink-rimmed azure eyes and a waxen complexion.
- Sister Simplice was white, with a waxen pallor.
- Within the circle of candles should be spread some maize - i.e. corn meal - and in that a waxen female candle to symbolize the Goddess on your altar.
- Arthur looked up.All the life and expression had gone out of his face;it was like a waxen mask.