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noun as in candlestick

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noun as in chandelier

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The holiday commemorates an event during the Maccabean revolt in the second century BCE, when the candelabrum in the Jerusalem Temple miraculously burned for eight days despite only having enough oil for one.

A tall candelabrum, bearing a small antique lamp with highly perfumed oil, is standing near the head of my sleeping friend.

"Put the candelabrum on this table—here," said Mrs. Kildair, indicating a large round table on which a few books were grouped.

The lights in the candelabrum were out, but a gray light came in at the top and bottom of the window.

The candelabrum supported the seven lamps, which gave light to the ministering priests.

It came from the prism pendants encircling the old-fashioned candelabrum in her hand.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to candelabrum, such as: candelabra, sconce, menorah, pricket, and taper holder.

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