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candlesnuffer

[kan-dl-snuhf-er] /ˈkæn dlˌsnʌf ər/
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.
Also called snuffer.
Compare extinguisher (def 3).
Origin of candlesnuffer
1545-1555
1545-55; candle + snuffer2
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  • 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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