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 for Electric candle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Electric \E*lec"tric\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]k), Electrical
  \E*lec"tric*al\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
     a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
     sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
     name came from the production of electricity by the friction
     of amber.]
     1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
        derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
        power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
        electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
        an electrical engineer.
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     2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
        an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
        electric generator.
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     3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar."
        --Mrs. Browning.
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     4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
        electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
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     Electric atmosphere, or Electric aura. See under Aura.
     Electrical battery. See Battery.
     Electrical brush. See under Brush.
     Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph.
     Electric candle. See under Candle.
     Electric cat (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
        of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M.
        electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical
        organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
     Electric clock. See under Clock, and see
     Electric current, a current or stream of electricity
        traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
        substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
        body to another which is in a different electrical state.
     Electric eel, or Electrical eel (Zo["o]l.), a South
        American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
        ({G. electricus), from two to five feet in length,
        capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
     Electrical fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
        electrical organ by means of which it can give an
        electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo,
        the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric
        cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus.
     Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity;
        lightning. [archaic]
     Electrical image (Elec.), a collection of electrical points
        regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
        an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
        the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
     Electric machine, or Electrical machine, an apparatus for
        generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
     Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2.
     Electric osmose. (Physics) See under Osmose.
     Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
        multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
        great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
     Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for
        moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
     Electric ray (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
     Electric telegraph. See Telegraph.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Candle \Can"dle\, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L.
     candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand["e]re
     to be white. See Candid, and cf. Chandler, Cannel,
     1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick
        composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and
        used to furnish light.
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              How far that little candle throws his beams!
              So shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak.
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     Note: Candles are usually made by repeatedly dipping the
           wicks in the melted tallow, etc. ("dipped candles"), or
           by casting or running in a mold.
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     2. That which gives light; a luminary.
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              By these blessed candles of the night. --Shak.
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     Candle nut, the fruit of a euphorbiaceous shrub ({Aleurites
        triloba), a native of some of the Pacific islands; --
        socalled because, when dry, it will burn with a bright
        flame, and is used by the natives as a candle. The oil has
        many uses.
     Candle power (Photom.), illuminating power, as of a lamp,
        or gas flame, reckoned in terms of the light of a standard
     Electric candle, A modification of the electric arc lamp,
        in which the carbon rods, instead of being placed end to
        end, are arranged side by side, and at a distance suitable
        for the formation of the arc at the tip; -- called also,
        from the name of the inventor, Jablockoff candle.
     Excommunication by inch of candle, a form of
        excommunication in which the offender is allowed time to
        repent only while a candle burns.
     Not worth the candle, not worth the cost or trouble.
     Rush candle, a candle made of the pith of certain rushes,
        peeled except on one side, and dipped in grease.
     Sale by inch of candle, an auction in which persons are
        allowed to bid only till a small piece of candle burns
     Standard candle (Photom.), a special form of candle
        employed as a standard in photometric measurements;
        usually, a candle of spermaceti so constructed as to burn
        at the rate of 120 grains, or 7.8 grams, per hour.
     To curse by bell, book and candle. See under Bell.
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