The titmouse took the cotton and would have taken the wicking, I think, if it had not been fastened in too tight for her.
The men worked by the light of torches, which were often merely catsup jugs with wicking in the necks.
These can then be caulked with oakum, cotton-batting, or wicking, or something of that nature.
Work a brass ring with the blanket stitch, using a strand of the wicking and sew it to one of the corners.
Pass the wicking back and forth around the nails first on one side and then the other.
The wicking was cut twice the length of the candle and doubled over a stick made for the purpose and then twisted together.
A piece of wicking is drawn into the tube so that the upper end is within 1/4 in.
At the same time, the wicking incursions, intermitted for nearly a century, once more recommenced with the same vigour as of old.
Tie a slip knot in the end of the wicking and slip it over one of the corner nails.
She thrust the wicking into the coals, and on the iron stalk a flame-flower sprang into huge blossom.
"bundle of fiber in a lamp or candle," Old English weoce, from West Germanic *weukon (cf. Middle Dutch wieke, Dutch wiek, Old High German wiohha, German Wieche), of unknown origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. To dip one's wick "engage in sexual intercourse" (in reference to males) is recorded from 1958, perhaps from Hampton Wick, rhyming slang for "prick," which would connect it rather to wick (n.2).
"dairy farm," now surviving, if at all, as a localism in East Anglia or Essex, it was once the common Old English wic "dwelling place, lodging, abode," then coming to mean "village, hamlet, town," and later "dairy farm" (e.g. Gatwick "Goat-farm"). Common in this latter sense 13c.-14c. The word is a general Germanic borrowing from Latin vicus "group of dwellings, village; a block of houses, a street, a group of streets forming an administrative unit" (see vicinity). Cf. Old High German wih "village," German Weichbild "municipal area," Dutch wijk "quarter, district," Old Frisian wik, Old Saxon wic "village."