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The yellow blobs were later identified as paraffin wax, likely from a cargo ship that cleaned its tank too close to shore.
Paraffin wax is used in the manufacture of many products, including candles, crayons, and food additives.
Hoping to stretch pensions, retirees head to Latin America The most damning evidence, her family believes, was that a single bullet entered the left side of her head, but a paraffin test found no gunshot residue on her dominant left hand.
Also on my wish list: a hyaluronic acid treatment that works like a full-body paraffin dip to make skin smoother and glowier from head to toe.
The platform serves three oil wells and one natural gas well, and Clovelly says the workers were there Sunday night using steam to clean paraffin, a waxy and potentially flammable substance, from the oil flow lines feeding it.
This includes covering the eggs with paraffin oil to keep them from hatching.
South Korean organizers said two back-up paraffin lanterns were also being used on the flight from Athens to Incheon, South Korea, and were being escorted by three fire wardens.
The workers were using steam to clear paraffin from the oil flow lines when an explosion and fire broke out.
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medical Definition of paraffin
paraffinicplay \ˌpar-ə-ˈfin-ik\ adjective
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