rush candle


rush candle
noun
a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
Syn: ↑rushlight
Hypernyms: ↑candle, ↑taper, ↑wax light

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noun

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a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease. Also called rush light.
[1585-95]

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rush candle or rushˈlight noun
1. A candle or night-light having a wick of rush-pith
2. A small, feeble light
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Main Entry:rush

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rush candle,
= rushlight. (Cf.rushlight)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.