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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of candle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tested by means of a lighted candle: as, candled eggs.


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  • Without waiting for a reply, Mr. McGuffey dropped back into his department and Captain Scraggs, his soul filled with rage and dire forebodings, repaired to the galley, and "candled" four dozen eggs.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • I ran my finger over the star, absently taking in the circular shape of the town, its narrow streets a remnant of an older time, with cobblestones and horse-drawn carriages, candled lanterns and muddy gutters.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Beautiful people have their blackheads squeezed, their colons irrigated, and their ear wax candled.

    Oh No She Didn’t

  • Too busy taking hammer and tongs to Beloved, I suppose, to break for the single-candled cake.

    Happy birthday to me

  • Dropping small flames to light the candled grass :

    April rise

  • The scary part is I saw that the second cake resembled a three-candled birthday cake the moment I saw it.

    I'll Have Whatever They're Having

  • There too, one May, I had identified a garden warbler singing hidden within a huge candled horse chestnut that spread its great branches across the road as if it were holding its own skirt.

    A Year on the Wing

  • A couple of suits near us celebrated one of their birthdays with a single-candled confection.

    It's Autumn at the Four Seasons

  • Scudamore stood with his urgent despatches in the large well-candled hall, and vainly desired to deliver them.


  • Dear Father and dearest Mother, comforted, a little surprised even, as they glimpse in the candled gloom that lux aeternum the boy choir sings.

    At Swim, Two Boys


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