Definitions

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  • n. A kudlik, a lamp used by the Inuit, consisting of a cup of soapstone filled with oil (commonly from blubber) with cottongrass or moss used as a wick.

Etymologies

From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᖁᓪᓕᖅ (qulliq). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The main room of the cabin was lit with three traditional qulliq oil lamps, half-moons of hollow soapstone.

    Ice Hunt

  • At an opening ceremony Friday, an Inuit elder lit a qulliq

    CBC | Top Stories News

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  • Great word, azd! Stolen. :-)

    September 24, 2007

  • The qulliq is a seal oil lamp and stove of the old days.

    September 24, 2007