rush candle


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rush candle

n.

rush′ can′dle


n.
a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease. Also called rush′ light′.
[1585–95]

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rush candle - a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wickrush candle - a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
candle, wax light, taper - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
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"Lichen from peatlands was used to dye wool, while priority was given to rush candle making at a time when wax candles were taxed."