candle


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Synonyms for candle

the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

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No it can't be, that would be too extraordinary," and at the very moment she thought this, the face and figure of Prince Andrew, in a fur cloak the deep collar of which covered with snow, appeared on the landing where the footman stood with the candle.
So saying, he gathered up the candle and the candlestick.
In his hand he clutched the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.
Gentlemen," said the man holding the candle and keys, "I believe everything is right.
The children fastened their eyes upon their bit of candle and watched it melt slowly and pitilessly away; saw the half inch of wick stand alone at last; saw the feeble flame rise and fall, climb the thin column of smoke, linger at its top a moment, and then -- the horror of utter darkness reigned!
The door was opened, and the light of the candle shone through upon the ground.
Not adding another word, Pinocchio took the candle in his hand and going ahead to light the way, he said to his father:
He who came upon him so unexpectedly was about to break his rest by thrusting him with his foot, when, glancing at his upturned face, he arrested himself in the very action, and stooping down and shading the candle with his hand, examined his features closely.
But, the little shop is so excessively dark, is stuck so full of black shelves and brackets and nooks and corners, that he sees Mr Venus's cup and saucer only because it is close under the candle, and does not see from what mysterious recess Mr Venus produces another for himself until it is under his nose.
The church became so still that the drops of wax could be heard falling from the candles.
John Dormouse and his daughter began to sell peppermints and candles.
That she looked at the candle she had left burning, and, measuring the time like King Alfred the Great, was confirmed by its wasted state in her belief that she had been asleep for some considerable period.
What notice must I give you," she asked, as she put the candle on the table, "before I leave?
Without looking at me, he snatched the candle from the table on which it stood by the bedside, and carried it to a bureau at the opposite side of the room.
Having put her travelling-box of matches and the guide-book near the candle, in case she might be sleepless and might want to read, she blew out the light, and laid her head on the pillow.