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Thief In a Candle (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Thief In a Candle

Part of the wick or snuff, which falling on the tallow, burns and melts it, and causing it to gutter, thus steals it away.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Thief * Thief Takers

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