Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A light placed upon or near an altar, and having a symbolical meaning.

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Examples

  • A handsome, agonised man of thirty, with a strong body and a fierce, tormented heart, his lips framing silently but readably in the altar-light.

    A Rare Benedictine

  • Just then, by chance, the altar-light was dimmed, so that she could not distinguish the faintest outline of the figures on the painted glass, but all seemed like a blue cloud of vapoury mist.

    The Dream

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