Part of speech: noun

A band, as of woven fibers, to draw up oil to a flame.

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Usage examples "wick":

  1. The lamp was burning low; he reached over to turn up the wick. - "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.
  2. He put back the chimney and shade, turned up the wick, and the room was bathed in golden light. - "Captivating Mary Carstairs", Henry Sydnor Harrison.
  3. The hatches were on, the deadlights shipped, and a lamp, with its long wick unsnuffed, swung wildly to and fro. - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.