low-spirited dip-candle and no snuffers.

Category: Things | Type: Historical | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter X

Dip-candles were made of inferior, fast-burning tallow and so needed to be tended regularly. Snuff was the burned portion of the wick, and snuffers were an instrument that trimmed the wick.

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