Part of speech: noun

A flaring torch.

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Usage examples "flambeau":

  1. After another rain the bare flambeau trees would burst into fiery bloom. - "San Cristóbal de la Habana", Joseph Hergesheimer.
  2. V. 'Tis this makes Venus altars shine, This kindles frosty Hymen's pine; When the boy grows old in his desires, This flambeau doth new light his fires. - "Lucasta", Richard Lovelace.
  3. He was to be the flambeau eveilleur, the awakening torch in the darkness before the daybreak. - "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.