wax light

Origin of wax light

First recorded in 1690–1700
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Historical Examples of 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.

  • She then had the burial place measured, and ordered a wax-light as long as its circumference, for burning in the synagogue.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wax light

wax light

  1. a candle or taper of wax
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