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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They sat down, and Tom fastened his candle to the wall in front of them with some clay.
I wished I had kept my candle burning: the night was drearily dark; my spirits were depressed.
As soon as she was alone again, Magdalen extinguished the candle, and drew an empty chair close to her own chair on the hearth.
The mender of roads, and the two hundred and fifty particular friends, inspired as one man and woman by the idea of lighting up, had darted into their houses, and were putting candles in every dull little pane of glass.
While I was considering that some one must have been there lately and must soon be coming back, or the candle would not be burning, it came into my head to look if the wick were long.
John Dormouse and his daughter began to sell peppermints and candles.
let fall the candle in her fright, and then finding herself in the dark, turned about to make off, but stumbling on her skirts in her consternation, she measured her length with a mighty fall.
No, no; the candle will last long enough--I shall soon be up to walking home now.
His agitation was so great that he could hardly speak, and the shadows sprang up and down from the shaking of his candle.
Her rebuke and her mood seemed to fill the whole room, and to impart a cowed look to the furniture, and candle, and children playing about, and to her mother's face.
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.
two inches of sallow, sorrowful, consumptive tallow candle, that
You were talking about yourself," replied the Roman Candle.
Suddenly a gust of wind beat violently against the casement of the window, from which the double frame had been removed (by order of the prince, one window frame was removed in each room as soon as the larks returned), and, forcing open a loosely closed latch, set the damask curtain flapping and blew out the candle with its chill, snowy draft.
Mombi bade the boy light a candle, while she put her basket in a cupboard and hung her cloak on a peg.