American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A usually crystal collar on a candle socket used to catch drippings or to hold suspended pendants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glass disk or shallow cup with a central perforation, made to surround the base of a candle or of a gas-light. In the latter ease the glass is ground to diffuse the light.
- French bobèche. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We may mention, to complete the inventory, a hammock suspended from two nails inserted in the wall, a three-legged garden chair, a candlestick adorned with its _bobeche_, and some other similar objects of elegant art.”
“You can add a bobeche, this is a disk made out of glass, plastic or ceramic with a hole in the center and sometimes crystal dangles.”
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Candles, candle-making; photometry, and a couple of oily fish used as light sources.
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