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  • n. A dish for a snuffer (a candle-snuffer).
  • n. A dish for the snuff of the lamps of the Tabernacle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small open dish to hold snuff.
  • n. A dish used to hold the snuff of the lamps of the tabernacle. In the authorized version of the Bible this is the rendering of a Hebrew word (machtah) elsewhere represented by ‘censer’ and ‘fire-pan.’ The same name seems to have applied both to a dish for carrying live coals to the altar of incense and to a dish used for the snuff of the lamps.
  • n. A tray to hold the snuff of candles, or to hold snuffers; a snuffer-tray.

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