candlestick

Definitions

  • Seven-branched Candlestick, Essen
    Seven-branched Candlestick, Essen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n candlestick a holder with sockets for candles
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The occupations of the three men in a tub were butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
    • n Candlestick An instrument or utensil for supporting a candle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A plant in central Australia, the candlesticks of the sun, grows a candle-shaped flower once every 7 years.
    • n candlestick An instrument or utensil for holding a candle. Candlesticks are of several sorts: those with a pricket upon which the candle is set, and usually having a saucer or bowl surrounding the pricket to catch the drippings; those with a forceps (see clip-candlestick); and those made with a socket or nozle. The last is the common form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Candlestick an instrument for holding a candle, originally a stick or piece of wood
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. candel-sticca,; candel, candle + sticca, stick
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. candel—L. candela, from cand-ēre, to glow.

Usage

In literature:

Two large branches of candlesticks, one in the shop, and one in the back room.
"The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)" by Daniel Defoe
The mystery of the seven stars, which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
Ridiculous, of course, to expect a candlestick to be still there!
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
There was a rag rug on the floor, and on the three-legged stand stood the hour-glass with candles in iron candlesticks.
"Jimmy, Lucy, and All" by Sophie May
All was in order, from the heavy damask napkins and the Chelsea plates to the silver candlesticks and the old cut-glass.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The two easy chairs have little tables beside them holding three-pronged silver candlesticks.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
There is a mantelpiece with gilt candlesticks and an ornate clock under a glass dome.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
The bronze andirons, knockers, candlesticks, of this time have never been equalled.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
Received a present from a Mr. Dobie of a candlestick said to be that of the Rev.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Pretty books filled a shelf above her escritoire, and between the candlesticks was a photograph in a filigree silver frame.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
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In poetry:

Clear as the trumpet's voice he speaks
To every soul that turns his ear:
Amidst the golden candlesticks
He walks, and lo! now he is here.
"Hymn 1" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
They brought him white kid gloves, and pails,
And candlesticks, and potted quails,
And capstan-bars, and scales and weights,
And ornaments for empty grates.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Give me," she said, "the silver candlesticks
On either side of the great crucifix.
God well may spare them on His errands sped,
Or He can give you golden ones instead."
"The Gift of Tritemius" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The king's beard on which sauces and ovations
fell until it became heavy as an axe
appears suddenly in a dream to a man condemned to die
and on a candlestick of flesh shines alone in the dark.
"A Description Of The King" by Zbigniew Herbert
"Look, with what charming grace, what winning tricks,
The artful charmer rubs the candlesticks:
So bright she makes the candlesticks she handles,
Oft have I said—there were no need of candles.
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
A thousan' miles o' pine-trees, with Douglas firs between,
Is waitin' fer her fingers to freshen up their green;
With little tips o' brightness the firs 'ill sparkle thick,
An' every yaller pine-tree, a giant candlestick!
"How Spring Comes To Shasta Jim" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Fans react to an arrest after a fight in the lower level stands, south end zone, in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif on Saturday, August 20, 2011.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers (L) shakes hands with Jeff Fisher of the St Louis Rams before a game on November 11, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore (21) stands on the sidelines during their game against the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter for their preseason game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif on Thursday, Aug 30, 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO — The 49ers all but stood on the Golden Gate Bridge and announced for all to hear they wanted the Giants, and they wanted them now, in the middle of their Candlestick Park.
Carson Home Accents' RedNek Wine Glass -- a Ball Mason jar glued to a Libbey candlestick holder -- is making millions.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs for a 50-yard touchdown against the Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park.
Candlestick Park, for all its flaws and imminent death sentence, will be a welcome sight for the 49ers.
Elk Grove football fan stabbed near Candlestick Park.
San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is congratulated by Joe Staley after running for a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif on Friday, Aug 10, 2012.
Taken from the Hunters Point Shipyard fence looking south toward the 49ers' stadium at Candlestick, the green field of the Shipyard's notorious Parcel E looks clean and healthy in the spring sunshine.
49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs the ball against Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park.
Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh discusses a call with referee Steve Stelljes at the end of the 4th quarter as the San Francisco 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif Thursday, Oct 18, 2012.
Early analysis of the good and bad from the 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Candlestick Park.
I'm not naïve enough to think that the Tony Romo bashing will stop, but even his harshest critics should admit what he did Sunday at sun-splashed Candlestick Park was impressive.
San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh directs his team after the New York Giants intercepted a pass in the third quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif on Sunday, Oct 14, 2012.
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In science:

The candlestick charts depict the difference between the minimal and the maximal measurements, together with the standard deviation.
Decentralized Multi-agent Plan Repair in Dynamic Environments
In the 2D case, its landscape looks like a wonderful candlestick.
Test Problems in Optimization
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