flambeau

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flambeau a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flambeau A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flambeau A flaming torch of any kind; specifically, a light made of thick wicks covered with wax or other inflammable material, and used at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
    • n flambeau In decorative art, a candlestick, especially a large and showy one, as of bronze, or one of decorative material.
    • n flambeau One of the set of kettles used in the open-kettle process of sugarmaking, so called because the flames of the furnace strike it with most force.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flambeau flam′bō a flaming torch
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. OF. flambe, flame, for flamble, from L. flammula, a little flame, dim. of flamma, flame. See Flame
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., flambe—L. flamma.

Usage

In literature:

He is in command at the village of Flambeau in the Vosges Mountains.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
It was at first dim and distant, but soon shone upon them with the brilliance of a flambeau.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
But little for the sea or for the shore had Count Victor any interest; his eyes were all for the wild band who clamoured about the flambeau.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
The fact is, I had some stock in the flambeau factory, and I was a rabid partisan of flambeaux.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
With trembling hands he laid on such pieces of wood as he could lift, lighted another flambeau, and lay down on his straw.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Flambeau, Sunday, and Innocent Smith are big men.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
Stay, I will show you the exact colour, if you will come near this flambeau!
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Oh, Flambeau, time has passed; the ancient love These worthy people bore us must have died.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
So triumph flambeaued itself on his face.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Garnish with sprays of holly, pour around brandy, light with a taper and send to table en flambeau (in a flame).
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
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In poetry:

A hot flambeau on either wing
Rimples as you pass me by;
'T is seeing flame to hear you sing,
'T is hearing song to see you fly.
"Spring's Torch-Bearer" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

No wonder even Flambeau, the poodle, looked chagrined.
Flambeau's New Boss Buck Deer Decoy .
Judge rules pollution at Flambeau mine is minimal.
A federal judge in Madison has ruled that Flambeau Mining Co.
Tests find toxins at Flambeau mine.
This photo shows the Flambeau Mine site in 2006, nine years after it closed.
Flambeau River BioFuels said that it has received approval of its $30 million grant request from the US Department of Energy to construct and operate a first-in-class biorefinery at an existing pulp and paper mill in Park Falls, Wisconsin.
Engineering begins for cellulosic ethanol plant at Flambeau River Papers site in Wisconsin.
Award winners announced for Fiesta Flambeau Parade.
Rustic Road 105 in Price County travels through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and spans the south fork of the Flambeau River with the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge.
A member of the Flambeau band of the Chippewa tribe, in 1861.
NFL training camps are just a few weeks from starting up, but former Flambeau star and NFL safety Jim Leonhard is still waiting to find out where he will be going to camp this season.
Leonhard was back at Flambeau High School Sunday for his annual football camp.
Flambeau River Papers LLC has one distinct advantage.
He named the new operation Flambeau River Papers , hired back the workers and began $25 million in overdue investments.
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