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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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In the outlying serfs' quarters torches and candles were burning and no one slept.
Here Benson entered with the candles, and there followed a brief interval of silence; I sitting still in my chair, and he standing with his back to the fire, silently triumphing in my despair.
They tried to estimate how long they had been in the cave, but all they knew was that it seemed days and weeks, and yet it was plain that this could not be, for their candles were not gone yet.
Where did you find the candle? And the matches with which to light it--where did you get them?"
He opened the glass of the dull lamp, whose wick, burnt up and swollen like a drunkard's nose, came flying off in little carbuncles at the candle's touch, and scattering hot sparks about, rendered it matter of some difficulty to kindle the lazy taper; when a noise, as of a man snoring deeply some steps higher up, caused him to pause and listen.
The church became so still that the drops of wax could be heard falling from the candles.
But they did not keep "self-fitting sixes"; and it takes five mice to carry one seven inch candle.
Magdalen lit a candle. "What notice must I give you," she asked, as she put the candle on the table, "before I leave?"
She struck the match on the box, and lit her candle.
In the rapidly darkening room and rapidly rising wind, Brown went along the table to where a bundle of wax candles lay among the other scrappy exhibits.
In his hand he clutched the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.
Inside it was dark, but the man who had unlocked the door produced a candle and matches and made a light.
The room was dark, but having matches I found a candle and lit it.
From these, in a narrow and a dirty street devoted to such callings, Mr Wegg selects one dark shop-window with a tallow candle dimly burning in it, surrounded by a muddle of objects vaguely resembling pieces of leather and dry stick, but among which nothing is resolvable into anything distinct, save the candle itself in its old tin candlestick, and two preserved frogs fighting a small- sword duel.
In my desk you will find a crimson candle, which has been blessed by the High Priest and has a peculiar mystical significance.