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- n. Plural form of candler.
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But, she supposed, that times like those could come again was the sort of thing that stoked the fires of the candlers.
What he drew, Revel's breathing in his ears, was a circle with the symbol of the candlers in the middle: it could be mistaken for a lower case I, but was actually a candle with a diamond-shaped flame.
The stories are filled with unsentimental portraits of the kind of immigrants that most American Jews already considered part of a forgettable past: cobblers and egg candlers and scholarly paupers trying to wring a dignified existence from an America that they scarcely understood.
"But what are they?" her son insisted; "egg-candlers may be all right, but what are butter-drivers?