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wax light

a candle made of wax.
Origin of wax light
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • She then had the burial place measured, and ordered a wax-light as long as its circumference, for burning in the synagogue.

  • As I was in the dining-room with a light, he came down stairs to the water-closet: he had his wax-light.

British Dictionary definitions for wax-light

wax light

a candle or taper of wax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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