from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A taper made to burn slowly, for use as a night-light.


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  • Yet was he but a foil to set it off, his night-taper dwindling before the Dayspring from on high

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The night-taper was placed behind a screen; and the fire-light flickered with a tremulous motion on the richly-carved, antique furniture, black and polished by age, and creeping upwards, threw long, wavering shadows on the wall.

    May Brooke

  • By day, one was plunged into utter obscurity; the sole thing that indicated a change of place was the smell, not so much because it was more agreeable than that of the staircase, as because it was distinct; on the contrary, at night, in the vague light shed by a cork night-taper afloat in the water and oil of a bowl that was attached to the wall by a brass ring, there could be seen through

    The Quest


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