Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a torch or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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torch +‎ -like

Examples

  • Rather, it took six brands, still flaming, from the sand, scattered from the fire plate, and set them upright, torchlike, in a circular pattern about itself.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • “Boom! boom!” and when I looked again at the great ironclad, a little torchlike spurt of flame wavered behind her funnels.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • His acquaintance Rivenoak, however, was present, being seated in the foreground of a picture that Salvator Rosa would have delighted to draw, his swarthy features illuminated as much by pleasure as by the torchlike flame, while he showed another of the tribe one of the elephants that had caused so much sensation among his people.

    The Deerslayer

  • Close to the drummers lay the body in an open coffin, supported on two low stools or trestles; a piece of flaming resinous wood was stuck in the ground at the head, and another at the feet; and a lump of kneaded clay, in which another torchlike splinter was fixed, rested on the breast.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • The moon shone strong on the upper part of his countenance, while the yellow smoky glare of the candle over which he bent, blending harshly and inharmoniously with the pale silver light, fell full on his uncouth figure, and on his long scraggy bare neck and chin and cheeks, giving altogether a most unearthly expression to his savage features, from the conflicting tints and changing shadows cast by the flickering moonbeams streaming fitfully through the skylight, as the vessel rolled to and fro, and by the large torchlike candle as it wavered in the night wind.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • a little torchlike spurt of flame wavered behind her funnels.

    In the Days of the Comet

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