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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A tallow candle with a plant stem as the wick.

Usage examples (31)
  • But my rushlight is drooping -- so trusting diurnally,
  • A rushlight stood beside him, and apparently he was reading.
  • ‘There’s not a lamp as big as a rushlight in the whole lane.
  • Rune fumbled out a rushlight and handed it to him; he lit it at his splinter. for more
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