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Candle flame   /kˈændəl fleɪm/   Listen
Candle flame

noun
1.
The light provided by a burning candle.  Synonym: candlelight.






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"Candle flame" Quotes from Famous Books



... bright hair fell heavily over shoulders and bosom; eyes, under frowning brows, flashing a proud challenge at what they saw; two lips, 'indifferent red,' just open to let the quick breath come through—all thrown into the wildest chiaroscuro by the wavering candle flame. ...
— Robert Elsmere • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... to his room, the guttering candle flame, puffed at by hidden and mischievous enemies from broken ports and gun-slits, showed upon the landing lower than his own a long corridor he had not observed upon his first ascent. With the candle held ...
— Doom Castle • Neil Munro

... table, and a candle flame, as though startled by her gesture, gave a leap, and the ...
— THE MISSES MALLETT • E. H. YOUNG

... He still lived; he was sure of it, but his life was abnormal, strange, a long life of shadow and inconsequence with short intervals of light. He opened his eyes and it was night; the little window was black and the candle flame colored everything with flickering red spots which joined the shadows in a merry jig. He opened them again, imagining that only a few moments had passed, and it was day once more; a ray of sunshine entered the room, tracing a circle of gold at the foot of ...
— The Dead Command - From the Spanish Los Muertos Mandan • Vicente Blasco Ibanez

... refilled his pipe, which he had by now smoked out. "I would judge," he said, "that it is a matter of four or five hours since news was brought overland by means of swift runners of thy approach. Immediately the man of wickedness disappeared." Here Eleazer set the bowl of his pipe to the candle flame and began puffing out voluminous clouds of smoke. "I would have thee understand, James Mainwaring," he resumed, "that I am no friend of this wicked and sinful man. His safety is nothing to me. It ...
— Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates • Howard Pyle

... he bestirs himself to ascertain what is afoot in his house at so unseemly an hour. Noiselessly he enters the hall from the library, in time to behold the marauder—by the latter's own candle flame, I was positive—ascending the ...
— The Paternoster Ruby • Charles Edmonds Walk

... for danger's sake, and who would run risks in an empty world. Men of this kind make good spies, and, in their youth, good burglars. Theirs is the desire of the moth for the star—or at any rate of the moth that feels it is different from every other moth and can successfully dare the candle flame. To play with fire and not to be consumed is a universal pleasure. The child passes its finger through the gas-flame and glories in the sensation. It is like playing a game of touch with danger. The triumph of escape gives one a delicious moment. ...
— The Pleasures of Ignorance • Robert Lynd



Words linked to "Candle flame" :   visible light, visible radiation, light, candlelight



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