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

  wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), or Wich \Wich\ (w[i^]ch), n. [AS. w[imac]c
     village, fr. L. vicus. In some names of places, perhaps fr.
     Icel. v[imac]k an inlet, creek, bay. See Vicinity, and cf.
     Villa.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of
        work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in
        composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick. --Stow.
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     2. (Curling) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course,
        flanked by the stones of previous players.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), n. [OE. wicke, weyke, weke, AS. weoca or
     wecca; cf. D. wiek a roll of lint, Prov. G. wicke, and
     wieche, OHG. wiohha, Sw. veke, Dan. v[ae]ge; of uncertain
     origin.]
     A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord,
     tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads,
     which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the
     oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other
     material used for illumination, in small successive portions,
     to be burned.
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           But true it is, that when the oil is spent
           The light goes out, and wick is thrown away. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  wick \wick\, v. i. (Curling)
     To strike a stone in an oblique direction. --Jamieson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wick
      n 1: any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action;
           "the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"
      2: a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws
         fuel by capillary action up into the flame [syn: wick,
         taper]

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