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King James Dictionary
1. A long, but small cylindrical body of tallow, wax or spermaceti, formed on a wick composed of linen or cotton threads, twisted loosely used for a portable light of domestic use.
2. A light.
3. A light a luminary. In scripture, the candle of the Lord is the divine favor and blessing, Job 14 . 3. or the conscience or understanding. Proverbs 20:27 .
Excommunication by inch of candle, is when the offender is allowed time to repent, while a candle burns, and is then excommunicated.
Sale by inch of candle, is an auction in which persons are allowed to bid, only till a small piece of candle burns out.
Medicated candle, in medicine, a bougie.
Rush-candles are used in some countries they are made of the pith of certain rushes, peeled except on one side, and dipped in grease.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Candle'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/candle.html.