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.

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  • 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.

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  • And she took up the candlesnuffer and tugged in the mouth of the gargoyle mask on the wall eleven feet above.

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  • But Vanity was already hopping across the room to where the seven-foot-long candlesnuffer was kept.

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  • 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.

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  • As a result, secrecy had come down like a candlesnuffer.

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  • The candlesnuffer, who perhaps may have been a bad wit, crossed the stage just after wards, and likewise bowed to the goddess.

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  • 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.

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  • I know a bold soul who, unplanned, 'll

    Grab the wick when he puts out a candle.

    But my fingers would suffer

    If used as a snuffer—

    I guess I'll use one with a handle.

    (Sheila B. Blume)

    May 15, 2009