Definitions

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  • n. The light thrown from a lit candle

Etymologies

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candle +‎ shine

Examples

  • He sneezed and spindrift floated through candleshine.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He stood in his oval of candleshine, his slight blush tinting his face.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • In the candleshine, her pubis was faintly outlined, like a map of a phantom peninsula.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • He set Gabriel down, and the boy raced to the tree, the candleshine not half so bright as his eyes, his fingers reaching out to touch a bright orange bound with ribbon and a tiny gingerbread cookie shaped like a rocking horse.

    A GIFT OF LOVE

  • The faint click of the bolt being slipped broke in on my thoughts, and as I sat up the door opened noiselessly, and someone slipped quickly in - it wasn't Congressman Lincoln, though, it was Joe the negro, the whites of his eyes glinting in the candleshine as he set his back to the door and raised a finger to his lips.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • By candleshine in an eighteenth-century dining room, what shadows did they cast upon the walls?

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • And then at last he had clenched his teeth and cried out at the darkness and grown very quiet in the warm candleshine r THE LIFEWORK OF JUAN DIAZ 187 and taken her hands into his own and held them and swore an oath upon them, vowed himself with religious fervor.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • Now, see how far lighter is life to men than to women, for, though I left the house with the heaviest heart of any man in Tours, often looking back at the candleshine in my lady's casement, yet, when I reached the

    A Monk of Fife

  • All the years she’d spent peering into Tristan’s window, she had drunk in the warmth of the fire, the brilliance of candleshine and laughter, the cozy familiarity of well-worn books and beloved trinkets.

    A GIFT OF LOVE

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  • *gets out polishing cloth*

    January 12, 2016

  • "her pubis glowed purply, like prose waxed by candleshine"

    January 12, 2016

  • "In the candleshine, her pubis was faintly outlined, like a map of a phantom peninsula."

    January 12, 2016