Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flame, as a gas-jet, which, when burned in a tube of proper length, produces a clear, musical note.

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Examples

  • No character whatever, no more than the wind; she was like a well-hung gate swinging to a touch; like water yielding to let a reed sway; like a singing-flame rising and falling to a word, and even to an altered tone of voice.

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