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rushlight

General Crossword Questions for “rushlight”

  • Minor shiner to move fast with little weight

Encyclopedia

  • A rushlight is a type of candle or miniature torch formed by soaking the dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease. English essayist William Cobbett wrote, "This rushlight cost almost nothing to produce and was believed to give a better light than some poorly. — “Rushlight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A proper rushlight is just a piece of fat-soaked plant stem. The rushlight has no block of fuel distinct from its wick. So, I guess the opening sentence in this article (A rushlight is a type of candle formed using the dried pith of the rush plant as its wick) is. — “Talk:Rushlight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • He founded Rushlight: The Belfast Magazine in 1972.[citation needed] The Rushlight proved to be a staple part of Belfast literature with copies being forwarded by locals to. — “Joe Graham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • After supper Sir Pitt Crawley began to smoke his pipe; and when it became quite dark, he lighted the rushlight in the tin candlestick, and producing from an interminable pocket a huge mass of papers, began reading them, and putting them in order. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • As I had asked for a night-light, the chamberlain had brought me in, before he left me, the good old constitutional rushlight of those virtuous days.–an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • When I again unclosed my eyes, a loud bell was ringing; the girls were up and dressing; day had not yet begun to dawn, and a rushlight or two burned in the room. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

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