from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who candles or tests the freshness of eggs by holding them between the eye and a lighted candle.
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Many of these "highly experienced" people will never work again, not because they are lazy or incompetent, but rather because their job has disappeared, gone the way of the ostler, the flenzer, and the egg-candler.
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