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  • Yesterday was Chandeleur fête des chandelles in France, a date on the Christian calendar which translates as Candlemas in English.

    power, corruption and lies

  • For the next twenty minutes, Marty had the massive four-engine bomber performing a circus act of aerial acrobatics, putting it through spins and loops and chandelles with flawless precision—all for the sheer joy of it.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • Je ne fus pas peu surpris, en entrant dans cette chambre, de voir sur une table deux chandelles, qui bruloient dans des flambeaux de cuivre, et deux couverts assez propres.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

  • The planes were attached to the body proper by rigid flanges, reinforced by wires running from tip to tip of the planes, passing directly over the body, and not elevated on bracing chandelles.

    On the Edge of the Arctic or, An Aeroplane in Snowland

  • Satan ... ils luy offrent des chandelles, & le baisent aux parties honteuses de derriere.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Mais le commun est qu'il a seulement trois cornes, & qu'il a quelque espece de lumiere en celle du milieu, de laquelle il a accoustumé au sabbat d'esclairer, & donner du feu & de la lumiere, mesmes à ces Sorcieres qui tiennent quelques chandelles alumees aux ceremonies de la Messe qu'ils veulent contrefaire.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Satan, qui apparoit là, tantost en forme d'vn grand homme noir, tantost en forme de bouc, & pour plus grand hommage, ils luy offrent des chandelles, qui rendent vne flamme de couleur bleüe.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Rois all the ships were lit up in the port, and every tradesman in the town sent presents to his customers: the druggists gave gifts of liqueurs and condiments; the bakers brought cakes to every door; the chandlers brought the "chandelles des Rois" to every household.

    The Story of Rouen

  • Negresses, also, were trying to sell _belles chandelles_, which were dirty candles made from green myrtle wax, the chief light then sold in the city.

    The Free Rangers A Story of the Early Days Along the Mississippi

  • As long as he exists, as long as he continues to burn candles -- _les chandelles d'un athée_ -- I shall accept without understanding the enthusiasm of so many lovers of À Kempis, who cut out the mystical longings for the reception of that divine food which Christ gave out in the upper room.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover


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