from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A race run by young men with lighted torches in their hands. He who reached the goal first, with his torch unextinguished, gained the prize.


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  • The torch of Genius burned brightly, as, buoyant and eager, she took her place in the great lampadrome of life; but would it endure till the end?

    Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice


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  • (n); Race in ancient Greece run by young men with torches in their hands. Whoever crossed the finish first with unextinguished torch won the prize.

    December 31, 2008