- a candle made of wax.
Origin of wax light
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for wax light
How strange it seemed to me, standing beside him in this artificial atmosphere of wax-light and music!Willing to Die
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As I was in the dining-room with a light, he came down stairs to the water-closet: he had his wax-light.
He did not perceive Lady Sarah standing there in the shade, and went straight down, the wax-light in his hand.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
She then had the burial place measured, and ordered a wax-light as long as its circumference, for burning in the synagogue.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.
In bed I sometimes burned a wax-light in a saucer, a companionable thing for night-thoughts in a strange place.Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
- a candle or taper of wax