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candlewick

[kan-dl-wik]
noun
  1. the wick of a candle.
  2. Also can·dle·wick·ing. Textiles.
    1. Also called candlewick yarn.loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
    2. the process of making candlewick fabric.
    3. the design made by this process.
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adjective
  1. (of a fabric) having small, short bunches of wicking tufted to form a design: a candlewick bedspread of unbleached muslin.
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Origin of candlewick

before 1000; Middle English candelweke, Old English candelwēoc. See candle, wick1
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Examples from the Web for candlewick

Historical Examples

  • He then set out and went everywhere in search of Candlewick.

    Pinocchio

    C. Collodi

  • I wished to study, but Candlewick said to me: 'Why should you bother yourself by studying?

    Pinocchio

    C. Collodi

  • Satisfy my curiosity, my dear Candlewick: have you ever suffered from disease of the ears?

    Pinocchio

    C. Collodi

  • But it was not my fault; believe me, little Marmot, the fault was all Candlewick's!

    Pinocchio

    C. Collodi

  • Cannon Street was originally called Candlewick Street, from the candle-makers who lived there.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury


British Dictionary definitions for candlewick

candlewick

noun
  1. unbleached cotton or muslin into which loops of yarn are hooked and then cut to give a tufted pattern. It is used for bedspreads, dressing gowns, etc
  2. the wick of a candle
  3. (modifier) being or made of candlewick fabric
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