from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trees or shrubs yielding a usually resinous wood.
- n. The wood of such a plant, burned for light or fuel.
- n. The ocotillo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given in the British West Indies to several trees, as to Amyris balsamifera or rhodeswood
- n. to Ouratea Guianensis, and
- n. to Sciadophyllum capitatum.
- n. The genus Fouquiera of northern Mexico and the adjacent United States, including several species with erect, slender, very resinous, and often leafless stems, and large bright-scarlet flowers.
- n. Any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
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The entire encampment could hear the sharp creaking of the candlewood struts and the high-pitched whine of the wires passing through metal loops and pulleys.
The candlewood supports groaned but held the craft upright.
Tawnos was stripped to the waist and bending a thick spar of candlewood along a graceful line chalked against one wall.
Long poles of ancient candlewood jutted from the exposed bank, to which had been attached what looked like sail rigging.
Tawnos gave a good - natured nod, but his veins were standing out at his neck from holding the candlewood spar in its twisted position.
It was Urza who discovered that the sail-like wings had to be ribbed with thin shoots of candlewood in order to maintain their form in flight.
Pine torches were often used out of doors, and rushlights and candlewood were undoubtedly used in the humbler dwellings during the very early years of the settlement.
The ocotilla or candlewood with long, lash-like stalks springing from a common centre -- that cactus, which, when dried, needs only a lighted match to set it afire -- flourishes in the rocky ledges.
An experienced guide and a supply of torches, consisting of bundles of candlewood split into small strips, had been provided.
A number of men now advanced, carrying candlewood torches.