Definitions

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  • n. A wax candle used in religious rites.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wax candle used in religous rites.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cerge.

Etymologies

French cierge, from Latin cereus ("waxy"), from cera ("wax"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bon ben pour moi c une semaine de deuil et cierge a profusion comme tous les ans ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • In front of the Princess also fared the wives of the wazirs and emirs, grandees and notables, and in attendance on her were the eight and forty slave girls presented to her aforetime by her bridegroom, each hending in hand a huge cierge scented with camphor and ambergris and set in a candlestick of gem-studded gold.

    Tehran Winter

  • Wazirs and Emirs, Grandees and Notables, and in attendance on her were the eight and forty slave-girls presented to her aforetime by her bridegroom, each hending in hand a huge cierge scented with camphor and ambergris and set in a candlestick of gem - studded gold.

    Arabian nights. English

  • The wives of the Emirs and Wazirs and Chamberlains and Courtiers all stood in double line, each holding a massy cierge ready lighted; all wore thin face-veils and the two rows right and left extended from the bride's throne [FN#408] to the head of the hall adjoining the chamber whence she was to come forth.

    Arabian nights. English

  • It was carried on in a small room, on the first floor, thence called the Ciergerie, or wax-room; _cierge_ being the French word for a _wax candle_.

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  • Dauphin were less religious; and hands that have wielded a sword in many a well-fought battle-field, and hold the _bâton de maréchal_ as a reward, may now be seen bearing a lighted _cierge_ in some pious procession, -- the military air of the intrepid warrior lost in the humility of the devotee.

    The Idler in France

  • We were greeted by Patricia, and soon learned that she's the building's "door-cierge," a combination doorman and concierge.

    YoChicago

  • The design typically are poor patient experiences of the integrated facility (including con - (long waits, surly front desk staff, bill - cierge services and waiting areas at a ing problems, crowded waiting rooms, café) will provide a unique primary care etc.). experience for patients.

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  • The wives of the Emirs and Wazirs and Chamberlains and Courtiers all stood in double line, each holding a massy cierge ready lighted; all wore thin face-veils and the two rows right and left extended from the bride’s throne 408 to the head of the hall adjoining the chamber whence she was to come forth.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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