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candlesnuffer

[ kan-dl-snuhf-er ]
/ ˈkæn dlˌsnʌf ər /
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noun

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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Also called snuffer.

Origin of candlesnuffer

First recorded in 1545–55; candle + snuffer2
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How to use candlesnuffer in a sentence

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

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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