rushlight

Part of speech: noun

A candle made by dipping a rush in tallow.

Part of speech: adjective

Rushy.

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Usage examples "rushlight":

  1. He held up a rushlight, which illumined half the room and lit up his grinning face. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. Out of the sacred rushlight, so flickering as yet, but gaining strength from age to age, man will make a flaming torch that will put an end, among us, to the principles of the brutes and, one day, utterly change the face of society. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  3. Yes, to be sure, and you put me to bed in a great four- post affair, with heavy tassels and bobs round the top, and they swung to and fro, and- to be sure, yes, you set a great night- shade full of round holes on the floor, with a tin cup of water in it, and a long thin rushlight in the middle. - "The Mynns' Mystery", George Manville Fenn.