Dabbing wax on the coil or using hash oil on the wick also works.
One is "poor, obscure, plain and little"; the other is a "wild, wick slip."
wick Allison speaks some truth to his fellow conservatives about fairness and how that translates to success at the ballot box.
When you have thrown away the wick and poured out the liquor, put it in your waistband and bring it to me.
"Hardly," he responded, touching a light to the wick and replacing the chimney.
The truth is that the candle in question is made out of a piece of apple, with a small peg cut from a nut or almond for a wick.
Its flame was much less bright than it had been and the wick sputtered.
But every now and then some unskilful person, in attempting to clip the wick to make it brighter, snuffs it out.
Then came a bright flash as the wick fell, and all was dark.
The iron rod is set up in front of the doorway, a wick and oil are placed in the cup, and the impromptu lamp is lighted.
"bundle of fiber in a lamp or candle," Old English weoce, from West Germanic *weukon (cf. Middle Dutch wieke, Dutch wiek, Old High German wiohha, German Wieche), of unknown origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. To dip one's wick "engage in sexual intercourse" (in reference to males) is recorded from 1958, perhaps from Hampton Wick, rhyming slang for "prick," which would connect it rather to wick (n.2).
"dairy farm," now surviving, if at all, as a localism in East Anglia or Essex, it was once the common Old English wic "dwelling place, lodging, abode," then coming to mean "village, hamlet, town," and later "dairy farm" (e.g. Gatwick "Goat-farm"). Common in this latter sense 13c.-14c. The word is a general Germanic borrowing from Latin vicus "group of dwellings, village; a block of houses, a street, a group of streets forming an administrative unit" (see vicinity). Cf. Old High German wih "village," German Weichbild "municipal area," Dutch wijk "quarter, district," Old Frisian wik, Old Saxon wic "village."