from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A candle-beam.


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  • I normally played the organ but my classmates insisted that I take my turn as a candle-bearer at Sunday vespers.

    Another look at Oratory Assumption Vespers

  • I was taking stock of my apparel, and thinking that I could spare one of my petticoats to be used for bindings, when the bowed head of the candle-bearer came in sight.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Burchard mentions his presence at the blessing of the candles on the Feast of the Purification, and shows him to us as a candle-bearer standing on the Pope's right hand.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • That is the _cucullo_, which Mr. Hazard, in his book on Cuba, calls a "bright peripatetic candle-bearer, by whose brilliant light one can not only walk, but even read."

    Cuba, Old and New

  • Mr. Dick would not have relinquished his post of candle-bearer to anyone alive.

    David Copperfield

  • K. was able to quietly watch everything as nobody paid any attention to him, the office director took over as leader of the conversation as seemed to be his habit once he had been called forward, the lawyer listened attentively with his hand to his ear, his initial weakness having perhaps only had the function of driving away his new visitors, K. 's uncle served as candle-bearer - balancing the candle on his thigh while the office director frequently glanced nervously at it - and was soon free of his embarrassment and was quickly enchanted not only by the office director's speaking manner but also by the gentle, waving hand-movements with which he accompanied it.

    The Trial

  • a candle-bearer standing on the Pope's right hand.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia


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