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wax light

n
(Chemistry) a candle or taper of wax

wax′ light`


n.
a candle made of wax.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wax light - stick of wax with a wick in the middlewax light - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
candlewick - the wick of a candle
chandlery - candles and other commodities sold by a chandler
dip - a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
rush candle, rushlight - a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
vigil candle, vigil light - a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church
wick, taper - a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
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It seemed to him that the voice of the bishop's, but just now so playful and gay, had become funereal and sad; that the wax lights changed into the tapers of a mortuary chapel, the very glasses of wine into chalices of blood.
An abiding image of winter is the picture of the Winter Palace itself in the days before the Russian revolution when, at the great winter balls, hundreds of wax lights shimmered in every room and the numerous princess and grand duchesses wore astonishing jewels as they moved out onto the ballroom floor to dance the polonaise or the mazurka.
The last occasion was at ten o'clock when Sir John Conroy stood behind her holding two wax lights, while the little girl of 11 stood on a stool supported on one arm by her mother.