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 Candle.Candles of the Night. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Candle-holder.
 
An abettor. The reference is to the practice of holding a candle in the Catholic Church for the reader, and in ordinary life to light a workman when he requires more light.   1
        “I’ll be candle-holder and look on.”—Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, i. 4.
 


 Candle.Candles of the Night. 

 
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