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  • n. A small flame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small flame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little flame.


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flame +‎ -let


  • As years ago the flamelet of the street-lamp, so now these outposts of the colossal embryo of a world derided me and seemed to point me out and away.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • A white flamelet sparks from the unseen blackness that now enfolds her, a stubborn remnant of chaos triggered by anger.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • A banked fire sometimes let slip a flamelet, but what made soft dusk was the sky beyond the wickerwork door.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Meantime Mephistopheles is busy summoning his demons to keep watch over the dead body, lest the soul should escape like a mouse, or flicker up to heaven in a little flamelet.

    The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'

  • This time he might return, immaculate, from the path of that "lambent flamelet." ...

    Browning's Heroines

  • Indeed their outline so much resembles the conventional flamelet-design of Buddhist decoration, that I cannot help thinking them originally intended to indicate the traditional luminosity of the footprints.

    In Ghostly Japan

  • He paused and brought the flamelet of his candle near to the compartments excavated on either hand of the passage.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • It was not, though, the heat of their flicker, but the acrid dark smoke that caused Person to retreat back into the room; excuse me, said a polite flamelet holding open the door he was vainly trying to close.

    The Guardian World News

  • The figure upon each toe is said to be a modification of the manji (4); and although I doubt whether this is always the case, I have observed that on some of the large kakemono representing the footprints, the emblem really is the svastika, -- not a flamelet nor a flower-shape. (

    In Ghostly Japan


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