from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The wick of a candle.
- n. A soft heavy cotton thread similar to that used to make wicks for candles.
- n. Embroidery made of tufts of this thread.
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- n. The thread used to make the wicks of candles
- n. A soft cotton yarn that gives a tufted pattern to embroidery
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
- n. the wick of a candle
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EA was saying that Candlewick is one of the few houses that puts lists of who-edited-what online Though for my own part, I could only find them by googling "editors name candlewick", not by a cursory glance at the website.
Behind her, a teddy bear lies on the candlewick bedspread, while downstairs her flatmate is urging their weekly appointment with Dr Finlay's Casebook.
If you'd put David Miliband at the other end of the window, clad only in a candlewick bedspread, it would have been even hotter.
The ambiguous Iris Murdoch fights back against Kar's female stereotyping, and succeeds in looking intense, lonely, beautiful and desperate, even though she is leaning on a cosy candlewick bedspread staring at a heap of manuscripts.
I dipped my pinkie into the pool of hot wax around the candlewick and placed a tiny drop on the corner of the card, refastening it to the page.
Might not someone else have given Mrs. Thayer a coil of poisoned candlewick with which to mold the fine beeswax candles?
An old iron bed was painted butter yellow and set at an angle in one corner, a traditional candlewick bedspread giving it a timeless appeal.
When, during the Civil War, Gletkin had fallen into the enemy's hands, they had tied a lighted candlewick on to his shaven skull, to extract from him certain information.
Eliza struck a match and held it to her candlewick, then looked up to where her pinafore was hanging on the back of the door.
The single bed was covered in a dark green candlewick bedspread; the blinds on the window were drawn.