rush light


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rush light

or rush candle
n
1. a narrow candle, formerly in use, made of the pith of various types of rush dipped in tallow
rush candle, rush light - A rush candle or rush light is a candle of feeble power made by dipping the pith of a rush in tallow or other grease.
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Up until the 17th century street lighting did not exist, save for the occasional torch or rush light.
RARE: A rush light holder Candlesticks were not used to hold the rush-lights but a contraption made from hinged, twisted or worked iron set in a heavy wooden base with jaws to hold the rush-lights a bit like a pair of loose pliers with one side weighted.
RUSH LIGHT Celtic assistant manager Robert Fenton will ask his players to go out and make history as they take on Apollo FC in the McCrystal Cup final (Allen Park, Sunday, 2pm).
The flagstones continue throughout the ground floor of the house, which features period details like rush light, a precursor to wax candles, holes in the kitchen, the oldest part of the building.