Bougie d'ecimale
Bougie d'ecimale Bou*gie" d['e]`ci`male" [F., lit., decimal candle.] A photometric standard used in France, having the value of one twentieth of the Violle platinum standard, or slightly less than a British standard candle. Called also {decimal candle}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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  • decimal candle — Bougie d ecimale Bou*gie d[ e] ci male [F., lit., decimal candle.] A photometric standard used in France, having the value of one twentieth of the Violle platinum standard, or slightly less than a British standard candle. Called also {decimal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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