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Synonyms for girandole

an ornate candle holder

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Alice's great-grandmother's bronze and crystal girandoles were placed on either side of the cake.
It is lighted up upon the English plan, with lamps at the bottom of the stage, and girandoles at proper distances, with wax candles covered with glass shades, as in the verandahs, to prevent their extinction; the windows being Venetian blinds, and the free circulation of air delightfully promoted by their situation.
Huge pier glasses - long slim mirrors intended to hang on the wall between two tall windows and often echoing their shape - date from this period, many with girandoles for candles.
In effect its value is a diamond of infinite psychic and erotic significance, in that the single diamond extracted from Anastasie is the symbolic precursor of the full set of family diamonds--bracelets, girandoles, colliers, diademes (988-89)--that will enter, four years later, "la chambre humide et sombre de l'usurier" (987).
Agonie mortelle qui se fait l'echo du feu d'artifice meurtrier de "Pyrotechnie" ainsi decrit: "C'etait de nouveau un feu d'artifice, mais chaotique, fou, une ardente melee ou l'on entrevoyait des cascades, des chandelles romanes, des ailes de moulin, des soleils, des girandoles noyes dans un gachis d'enfer" (106).
The use of plate mirror glass first made its appearance in the late 17th Century in wall mirrors and girandoles (ornate candle sconces with mirror backs).