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wax light

a candle made of wax.
Origin of wax light
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They brought a wax light; Morgan held the paper to the flame.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • You are no more like Mr. Frank than a shilling is to a guinea, or a wax light to a dip.

    Holiday House Catherine Sinclair
  • But, after all, no wax light was placed in the lamp—only oil, as usual.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • Its ghastly features were clearly displayed by the aid of a wax light placed in a tall silver candlestick by its side.

  • My father sat down on the floor at the foot of my couch, where the wax light threw his shadow, exaggerating its unmoving profile.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The compass had been broken, and was useless; the wax light in the lantern would not burn in such a rarefied atmosphere.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents Fulgence Marion
  • This parting shot told, and Mrs. Warren flared up like a wax light.

    The Uncalled

    Paul Laurence Dunbar
British Dictionary definitions for wax light

wax light

a candle or taper of wax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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