from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An implement with a bell-shaped cup and often a long slender handle, used to extinguish the flame of a candle.
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- n. Alternative form of candle snuffer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an implement with a small cup at the end of a handle; used to extinguish the flame of a candle
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It was a broomstick, to which she had attached an orange traffic cone, so that it looked like a giant candlesnuffer.
And she took up the candlesnuffer and tugged in the mouth of the gargoyle mask on the wall eleven feet above.
But Vanity was already hopping across the room to where the seven-foot-long candlesnuffer was kept.
She motioned with one hand, pointed to the long-handled candlesnuffer which (we assumed) had been in the room since before the candelabra had been electrified.
As a result, secrecy had come down like a candlesnuffer.
The candlesnuffer, who perhaps may have been a bad wit, crossed the stage just after wards, and likewise bowed to the goddess.
So, around 1897, a Scots baronial cloak was pulled around Baledmund - with crenulations along the roofline, crowsteps on the gables, a candlesnuffer tower and several cantilevered lookouts from which to repel would-be attackers.