from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very short candle, consisting of stearin poured, in the melted state, into a shallow cylinder of tin-plate with a slender wick in the center: intended for use in bedrooms at night and for outdoor illumination of colored lamps.


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