wax light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wax light stick of wax with a wick in the middle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wax light a candle or taper of wax.
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Usage

In literature:

He examined numerous documents spread out on the desk, and also wrote a letter which he sealed by lighting a candle and melting some wax.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
He was less red than usual, and his eyes glittered in the light of the wax match.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
Catsrider had long, coarse, light hair, twisted up into a knot on both sides of his head, and a waxed and pointed mustache.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
They suppose that you and every other light must be a wax taper.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The chapel was accordingly hung in black, and the blaze of hundreds of wax-lights was not sufficient to dispel the darkness.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
You are no more like Mr. Frank than a shilling is to a guinea, or a wax light to a dip.
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
The branch of wax-candles were still lighted, but burnt down very low.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
Every branch seems to be reaching up to the light and stands almost like a wax candle, but I never get any fruit from it.
"The Overcoming Life" by Dwight Moody
A wax candle sheds a dim light in one of the lower apartments of the villa.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
His servants had hastily lighted a few wax candles.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Seated opposite her at the table lighted by a wax taper, Ricarik had been writing under the dictation of the abbess.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
From earliest light, a sleepless Permanent Committee has heard the old cry, now waxing almost frantic, mutinous: Arms!
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
The sudden change to the tea, and the wax-lights, and the bright eyes, are trying stimulants.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
They called it Salut a la victime; and all this with fiddling and dancing, and wax-lights and champagne.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
Here also the fire was blazing, the wax candles in the sconces were lighted.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
She sat alone in that dismal chamber, dimly lighted by a pair of wax-candles, in tall tarnished silver candlesticks.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
The light of the two wax candles on the table fell bright upon her face.
"Through Night to Light" by Friedrich Spielhagen
It was now lighted with a profusion of wax candles in silver candelabra.
"I, Thou, and the Other One" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The lamp and four wax-lights were burning.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
The conventional wax-lights got fewer; the punch gave way to fiery brandy or doctored stout.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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In poetry:

Now the struggling moonbeams glimmer;
Now the shadows deeper fall,
Till the dim light, waxing dimmer,
Scarce reveals yon stately hall.
"Gloomily the Clouds" by Anne Bronte
The eye of Faith, that waxes bright
Each moment by thine altar's light,
Sees them e'en now: they still abide
In mystery kneeling at our side:
"Holy Communion" by John Keble
The shadows wax, the low light alters,
Gold west fades, and false heart falters.
The pity of it!—Love's a rover,
The last word said, and all over.
"The Lover Pleads" by Jean Ingelow
You came—all my pulses burn'd and beat.
(O sweet wild throbs of an early day!)
You went—with the last dear sound of your feet
The light wax'd dim and the place grew grey.
"In a Minor Key" by Amy Levy
All rough winds are hushed and silent, golden light the meadow steepeth,
And the last October roses daily wax more pale and fair;
They have laid a gathered blossom on the breast of one who sleepeth
With a sunbeam on her hair.
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow
BEFORE the clepsydra had bound the days
Man tethered Change to his fixed star, and said:
"The elder races, that long since are dead,
Marched by that light; it swerves not from its base
Though all the worlds about it wax and fade."
"The Old Pole Star" by Edith Wharton

In news:

ST LOUIS — Energizer Household Lighting has introduced an innovative option for those wanting the ambiance of candles without the worry of open flames: Energizer Flameless Wax Candles.
Sure, other rub joints can offer you a facial and a wax, but Beau Visage has the whole package: soft lights, music, lunch and a staff that's fanatical about hygiene .
This week on Daily Beauty Reporter, we waxed poetic about Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream and screamed "OMG, Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes look exactly alike".
There was illumination in the sky and on the ground along Brentwood Drive NE in Cedar Rapids Wednesday evening as a waxing crescent moon shone in a clear sky over houses decked in Christmas lights.
Lightweight wax shapes, defines and separates, with light, flexible hold.
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In science:

A design heuristic [109] is to lower the PZT resonance Q, if possible, by mounting with light and study mechanical construction and damping materials, such as wax.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Translucent materials, such as human skin, marble, wax, fruits, more scatter light than absorb it.
Surface Curvature Effects on Reflectance from Translucent Materials
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