Candle-fish

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Candle-fish the eulachon, a deep-sea fish of the smelt family found along the north-west coast of America, producing eulachon oil: another West American fish, resembling a pollock—the black candle-fish or horse-mackerel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. candel—L. candela, from cand-ēre, to glow.

Usage

In literature:

It has also an old garden and a fish-pond, and a little Roman Catholic chapel whose altar-candles have been alight for centuries.
"The Slowcoach" by E. V. Lucas
The candles glowed in the green shades; the reflections were green in the glasses of the book-cases that held guns and fishing-rods.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
Wine, butter, cheese, fish, chicken, and candles could also be bought.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The fat fish, dried very hard, were slit in strips and set up, to be lighted and burnt as tallow candles.
"To Alaska for Gold" by Edward Stratemeyer
There is so much of it in a candle-fish of ordinary size that when one of them is dried, it will burn like a candle.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
Holland's shadow, bending over the fishing-tackle beside the candle, reached to the top of the tent.
"The Little Colonel in Arizona" by Annie Fellows Johnston
He says 'bay' for bread, and 'flis' for fish, and 'cang' for candle, and 'hort' for horse, and 'apa' for father.
"Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I" by Various
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