rush light

rush candle

a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease.
Also called rush light.

1585–95 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
rush light or rush candle
a narrow candle, formerly in use, made of the pith of various types of rush dipped in tallow
rush candle or rush candle

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