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. Yes, it was he, pale, thin, with a changed and strangely softened but agitated expression on his face.
Oh, you're a sweet one!' 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.
Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
Maren had provided himself with matches and a candle. With some difficulty, begotten of his excitement, he made a light, and they proceeded to explore the place, passing from room to room.
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.
"Well, how's it to be then?--unlighted or lighted candles? that's the question."
I had put my candle, designedly, a short way off, and then, as he held out his friendly old hand to me, had sat down on the edge of his bed.
But they did not keep "self-fitting sixes"; and it takes five mice to carry one seven inch candle.
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.
Magdalen lit a candle. "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.