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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
candle (noun)
1.
a usually molded or dipped mass of wax or tallow containing a wick that may be burned (as to give light, heat, or scent or for celebration or votive purposes)
2.
something resembling a candle in shape or use - a sulfur candle for fumigating
3.
required effort, expense, or trouble - usually used in the phrase not worth the candle
4.
- candela
candle (verb)
transitive verb
to examine by holding between the eye and a light , especially to test (eggs) in this way for staleness, blood clots, fertility, and growth
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