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When the spacecraft is in lunar orbit, Cornwell and Boroson will open the lid to the lasercomm space terminal by radioing a command to the spacecraft to heat up the paraffin wax holding the lid on.
The workers were using steam to clear paraffin from the oil flow lines when an explosion and fire broke out.
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.
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.
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.
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PARAFFIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paraffin for English Language Learners
: a soft, waxy substance that is usually made from petroleum or coal and is used in candles and other products
PARAFFIN Defined for Kids
medical Definition of paraffin
paraffinicplay \ˌpar-ə-ˈfin-ik\ adjective
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