rushlight
noun Date: 1710 a candle that consists of the pith of a rush dipped in grease

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  • Rushlight — Rush light , n. A rush candle, or its light; hence, a small, feeble light. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rushlight — A rushlight is a type of candle formed using the dried pith of the rush plant as its wick. The green epidermis or rind is peeled off to reveal the inner pith, aside from a single strip left to provide support. It is then steeped in any household… …   Wikipedia

  • rushlight — rush·light (rŭshʹlīt ) n. A candle consisting of a rush wick in tallow. Also called rush candle. * * * …   Universalium

  • rushlight — noun a type of inexpensive candle, historically used, formed by soaking the dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease, which emits light for a relatively short period of time …   Wiktionary

  • rushlight — noun historical a candle made by dipping the pith of a rush in tallow …   English new terms dictionary

  • rushlight — n. a rush candle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rushlight Family —  / Rushlight    A family name among the Men of Bree. Nothing is known of this family apart from the mere fact of its existence none of its members are ever mentioned by name …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • rush candle — noun a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick • Syn: ↑rushlight • Hypernyms: ↑candle, ↑taper, ↑wax light * * * noun : rushlight * * * a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped i …   Useful english dictionary

  • Candle — For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation). A close up image of a burning candle showing the wick and the various parts of the flame …   Wikipedia

  • Wheaton College (Massachusetts) — This article is about the college in Norton, Massachusetts. For the evangelical affiliated school, see Wheaton College (Illinois). Infobox University name = Wheaton College motto = That They May Have Life and Have it Abundantly established = 1834 …   Wikipedia

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