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Wax-bond End

(A). A thread waxed with cobbler's wax and used for binding whips, fishing-rods, ropes, etc., for sewing boots and shoes, etc. It is waxed and used for a bond.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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