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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It was already candle-light when we reached the hamlet, and I shall never forget how much I was cheered to see the yellow shine in doors and windows; but that, as it proved, was the best of the help we were likely to get in that quarter.
The sudden flow of candle-light had revealed Francine, sitting up in her bed, and displaying such treasures of real lace over her bosom that the queen lost all sense of royal dignity in irrepressible admiration.
It seemed a house door stood open and let out a beam of fire and candle-light; and all round the house and steading five or six persons were moving hurriedly about, each carrying a lighted brand.
He left the parlor as noiselessly as he had entered it, and made for the candle-light in the drawing-room, determined to examine the manuscript in his hand.
Her sweet face was all peeked and pale in the candle-light: she who had been a child was come to womanhood in a few weeks.
She went into the room, and, shading th e candle-light with her hand, approached the bedside to look at him.
I don't know how it was; it seldom looked well by candle-light. I wanted somebody to talk to, then.
Hinchliff dressed by candle-light and was "soon down among the guides, who were bustling about in the passage, packing provisions, and making every preparation for the start"; and how he glanced out into the cold clear night and saw that--