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  • adj. Not snuffed.


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un- +‎ snuffed


  • Even Wayne Rooney, who like all top players has "a picture in his head" – a three-second flash-forward of leaping possibilities – seems against Barcelona to have a picture only of looming disaster and catastrophic accident, flying around the pitch in a psychic panic looking for smouldering plug sockets, unsnuffed candles, ladders that wobble.

    Barcelona are just as processed as the premier burger on the menu | Barney Ronay

  • As daylight, darkened by the windows, could not penetrate to this corner, the cook had left two dips burning, whose unsnuffed wicks showed a sort of mushroom growth, giving the red light which promises length of life to the candle from slowness of combustion — a discovery due to some miser.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • He had left the wick of the candle unsnuffed, till it had risen higher than the flame, and had burnt into an odd pent-house shape at the top, from which morsels of the charred cotton fell off, from time to time, in little flakes.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • One candle had just expired, having burned down to the socket; of the one which remained, the unsnuffed wick was nearly three inches in length, black and crooked at the point, and standing like a ruined tower amid an envelopement of sickly yellow flame; while around the fire's equally decaying lustre sat the frightened _coterie_, narrowing their circle as its brilliancy faded away, and eyeing each other like apparitions amidst the increasing gloom.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 402, Supplementary Number (1829)

  • 'She sleeps,' thought I, somewhat surprised; and bending over in the dim light of the unsnuffed candle,

    Venus in Boston; A Romance of City Life

  • Déroulède for a while was left alone near the card table, where the unsnuffed candles began smouldering in their sockets.

    I Will Repay

  • He turned, and there in the doorway, holding back the heavy portière, stood Juliette, graceful, smiling, a little pale, this no doubt owing to the flickering light of the unsnuffed candles.

    I Will Repay

  • Between them a solitary tallow candle, unsnuffed and weirdly flickering, threw fantastic shadows upon the walls, and illumined with fitful and uncertain light the faces of the two men.

    The Elusive Pimpernel

  • Doctor Beckerleg stood in the doorway and for a moment contemplated the scene -- the empty bottles, the unsnuffed candles guttering down upon the table, and the grey faces of both drunken men.

    The Blue Pavilions

  • The candle had burned down nearly to the last morsel of tallow, but the unsnuffed wick had just fallen off, and the light was, for the moment, fair and full.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English


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