from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A candlestick.
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- n. A device for holding one or more lit candles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, holds a candle; also, one who assists another, but is otherwise not of importance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who holds a candle; hence, one who remotely assists, but is otherwise not a sharer, in some affair or undertaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a holder with sockets for candles
Beside the candleholder was a metal device that looked like a combination between tongs and strange scissors.
In all, 16 rooms have been re-created at Claverton Manor—none more charming than the one dedicated to Shaker furniture, where pride of place is taken by a candleholder with prettily bowed legs, elegant in its simplicity.
I try any stunt like that, and I'd find myself with a new hole in the top of my skull deep enough to use as a candleholder.
A candleholder that looked like the illegitimate offspring of a horse and a dachshund
A candleholder where you have to put a candle inside Jesus 'glass head
A candleholder in the shape of a man slapping his own ass while balancing a candle on his head
A candleholder of the Buddha where his candle and its flame would be ... even less fortunately placed
Macabre can mean a small tart yellow fruit, just as easily as "lemon" can be used to describe an ornate candleholder.
Dear Heloise: If you have a candle that's too small for its candleholder, simply light a pre-used candle, drip some wax into the candleholder, set the small candle in the holder and hold straight for a few seconds, until the wax hardens.
Cutting out an area in the bottom of a lamp, he placed the candleholder inside.
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