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candlesnuffer

[ kan-dl-snuhf-er ]

noun

  1. Usually candlesnuffers. a scissorlike instrument for removing the snuff of candles, tapers, etc., usually with a small box for catching the trimmed wick.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of candlesnuffer1

First recorded in 1545–55; candle + snuffer 2

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Example Sentences

The candlesnuffer, who perhaps may have been a bad wit, crossed the stage just after wards, and likewise bowed to the goddess.

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