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  • "Save candle-ends on branded quality medications!"

    January 11th, 2007

  • Frederick stopped his guest's supply of sugar and chocolate, and how Voltaire put his host's candle-ends into his pocket.

    Voltaire

  • I had grown used to many things of late; I had learned much from what I had seen at the Zasyekins; their disorderly ways, tallow candle-ends, broken knives and forks, grumpy Vonifaty, and shabby maid-servants, the manners of the old princess — all their strange mode of life no longer struck me ....

    First Love

  • There was a second table opposite the window, more rickety than that in the centre; and against the wall opposite to the fireplace there was an old sideboard, in the drawers of which Tom, the one-eyed waiter, kept knives and forks, and candle-ends, and bits of bread, and dusters.

    Castle Richmond

  • Late hours, nocturnal cigars, and midnight drinkings, pleasurable though they may be, consume too quickly the free-flowing lamps of youth, and are fatal at once to the husbanded candle-ends of age.

    Phineas Redux

  • We shall not enjoy certain pleasures again, when we are free to go to bed, or to sit up, when I need no longer smuggle in bits of candle-ends and immoral literature.

    The Waves

  • In the corner behind the door, shining hob-nailed shoes stood in a row under the slab of the washstand, near a bottle of oil with a feather stuck in its mouth; a Matthieu Laensberg lay on the dusty mantelpiece amid gunflints, candle-ends, and bits of amadou.

    Madame Bovary

  • He moved away from the window, shut it, lighted the candle, put on his waistcoat, his overcoat and his hat and went out, carrying the candle, into the passage to look for the ragged attendant who would be asleep somewhere in the midst of candle-ends and all sorts of rubbish, to pay him for the room and leave the hotel.

    Crime and Punishment

  • The blue carpet and the striped awning were rolled away and locked among candle-ends and hassocks in the church store-room.

    The Complete Stories

  • ( 'We cleared a barrel of candle-ends next morning.')

    Cider With Rosie

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  • "Save candle-ends on branded quality meds!"

    - spam subject line.

    March 4, 2009