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General Crossword Questions for “wick”

  • Caithness fishing town - part of candle
  • Candle cord
  • Burner
  • Part of candle
  • Candle cord — Scottish town
  • Cord of one's 4s to get on?
  • Northern town's lighter part
  • Highland town where women's 22 going topless
  • Capillary device on which pests get
  • Candle cord - Scottish town

Encyclopedia

  • Wick (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Ùige) is an estuary town and a royal burgh in the north of the Highland council area of Scotland. Wick's history stretches back, at least, to the era of Norwegian rule rule in Caithness, which ended, conclusively, in 1266's Treaty of Perth. — “Wick, Highland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Wick may refer to: Candle wick, the cord used in a candle or oil lamp. Solder wick, a copper braided wire used to desolder electronic contacts. Wick (hieroglyph), an alphabetic uniliteral sign of ancient Egypt. WICK, the call letters of an AM broadcasting station located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. — “Wick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Major Helmut Paul Emil Wick (5 August 1915 – 28 November 1940) was a German Luftwaffe ace and holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves. The Wick family moved to Hanover in 1919 and later then to Danzig and Königsberg in East Prussia, finally settling in Berlin in 1935. — “Helmut Wick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • While I was considering that some one must have been there lately and must soon be coming back, or the candle would not be burning, it came into my head to look if the wick were long. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • It is a great pity–but 'tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end–provided there is a sufficient wick standing out; if there is not–there's an end of the affair; and if there is–by lighting it at the bottom, as the flame in that case has the misfortune generally to put out itself–there's an end of the affair again. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • A cricket chirped from across the passage; someone was shouting and singing in the street; cockroaches rustled on the table, on the icons, and on the walls, and a big fly flopped at the head of the bed and around the candle beside him, the wick of which was charred and had shaped itself like a mushroom. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • At the end of the church a lamp was burning, the wick of a night-light in a glass hung up. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • The businessman was sitting on the chair that K. had directed him to, he had extinguished the candle whose light was no longer needed and pressed on the wick with his fingers to stop the smoke. "You were in your nightshirt," said K., putting his hand on her head and turning it back towards the stove. — “The Trial” by Franz Kafka
  • The wick had burnt itself out. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne

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