They filed out beneath the stained-glass windows depicting the patron saint of beekeepers and candle makers.
He even lit a candle in the main menorah of the community last Hannukah.
There was some evidence at the crime scene--such as candle wax and foreign hairs--that don't match anything in the house.
I just burned the candle, flew out to meet him, flew back, and was on the set that day.
Does the Manhattan auteur's homage to the City of Light hold a candle to his classics?
She flew out of the bed, ran to the fire, and lighted a candle.
On these strips the bottles, some large and some small, were to be placed, each with a candle in it.
No sooner had we lain down and the candle was out, than the trouble began.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,And here comes a chopper to chop off your head.
Rudolph's candle also is blown out, as he hastens to relight hers.
Old English candel "lamp, lantern, candle," an early ecclesiastical borrowing from Latin candela "a light, torch, candle made of tallow or wax," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine, to shoot out light" (cf. Sanskrit cand- "to give light, shine," candra- "shining, glowing, moon;" Greek kandaros "coal;" Welsh cann "white;" Middle Irish condud "fuel").
Candles were unknown in ancient Greece (where oil lamps sufficed), but common from early times among Romans and Etruscans. Candles on birthday cakes seems to have been originally a German custom. To hold a candle to originally meant "to help in a subordinate capacity," from the notion of an assistant or apprentice holding a candle for light while the master works. To burn the candle at both ends is recorded from 1730.
candle can·dle (kān'dl)