One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small hollow metal cone on the end of a handle, used to extinguish a candle by smothering the flame.
- ‘I remember Colette cutting the oranges into segments, sun on her black hair, the scent of beeswax candles, the silver candle snuffer like a bell.’
- ‘To prevent flying sparks and spattering wax, use a snuffer instead of blowing out the flame.’
- ‘Many experts believe that you should use a snuffer when extinguishing flames.’
- ‘Francesca used the snuffer to extinguish all but one candle.’
- 1.1usually snuffers An implement resembling scissors with an inverted metal cup attached to one blade, used to extinguish a candle or trim its wick.
- ‘The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.’
- ‘He later claims that he and his wife are as ‘united… as the candlestick and the snuffers.’’
- ‘Plates, chalices, candleholders, candle snuffers, bells, knives, incense burners, and such items are obviously made for more than just Circle use.’
- ‘They would work on snuffers to fit stands, such as the splendid example shown in Plate IV that bears the mark of this very shop.’
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