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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Stick of wax with a wick in the middle; The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites. v. - Examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light.

Usage examples (37)
  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  • That ain't you talkin ', any more than this candle is a candle.
  • And they had what we called candle holders, a thing that you'd put the candle in.
  • She drew a candle from the grub-box and lighted it. for more
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