from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device or fixture for holding a torch; also, a lamp fixture or bracket for gas or electric-lighting systems representing a supported torch.
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Happy birthday to the vivacious countess of joie de vivre, entitymel; the travelin 'bastion of darkness, bitterreign; and the torch-holder of modern Satanic burlesquery, the ever sexalicious szandora!
Lacedaemonians and to the allies, Callias,540 who was the dadouchos (or torch-holder) in the mysteries, made the first speech.
The suffix "- ing -" is used to form words indicating that which holds "one" specimen of what is expressed in the root: glavingo = scabbard. plumingo = pen-holder. lumingo = torch-holder. ingo = sheath, case, socket.
So saying, he so threw the grapnel towards the wall, that it caught in a torch-holder, which bent but did not break.
VI. l.c.) was dadouchos (or torch-holder) in the mysteries.