from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as fetch-candle.


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  • A single moving light said to appear as a warning of impending death. Also called dead man's candle.

    February 11, 2008

  • "Through the portals of the stone stile you now glimpse a hovering sphere of soft light, glowing in the mist beyond without casting any shadows. You look deeply at it's color as it bobs beyond the stile.. As you gaze deeply into the ball of light you catch a glimpse of an animal, a shape or a bird. Beyond the stone stile your Fetch-light trembles and hovers over the ground, shining softly in the dark, enticing you further on the journey to the other side..." ~ Nigel Jackson, Call of the Horned Piper

    January 18, 2009