from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A firefly.
- n. A Chinese and East Indian lantern-fly, of the family Fulgoridæ and genus Fulgora, such as F. candelaria. See cut under lantern-fly.
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Burton and Green were attracted to one of these festivals, even as the candle-fly seeks the blazing torch.
a candle-fly that was hurrying to an illumination in the palace, and tumbled headlong into the thorns.