wax-chandler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wax-chandler one who deals in wax candles
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wax-chandler A maker or seller of wax candles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wax-chandler a maker or dealer in wax candles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weax; Ice. vax, Dut. was, Ger. wachs.

Usage

In literature:

It is at the end of the Rue Florentine, in the Rue St. Honore, at a wax chandler's.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
The space between the tower and the church seems to have been floored and occupied by the wax-chandler's chamber and the sacristan's rooms.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
Did you ever know a hotel-keeper, whose "wax" lights would bear the test of a tallow-chandler?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Here is the chandler's, gay with candles of the tallow-tree coated with colored wax.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851" by Various
In Catholic countries, wax chandlers are Romanists, to a man.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
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