Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A candle carefully made so that it will always burn an equal length in a given time, and marked or fitted with a scale so as to serve as a measure of time.
“That, she could answer, for there was a time-candle visible from where they sat.”
“Pol took advantage of the free moment to check his time-candle and decided that it was late enough that he wouldn't get any visitors tonight.”
“Vanyel glanced up at the time-candle; well past midnight, and both of them probably too drunk to stand, much less walk.”
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