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More recently, researchers have suggested that a “mental taper,” avoiding stressful or mentally fatiguing activities before a big race, could be useful.
She blushed and declined, and, with the refusal on her very lips, fished it out with her taper fingers.
Then the porter lifted a taper, and, followed by the young lad, began to make the tour of the church.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
I suppose it to have been large, for, with the help of the feeble taper, I could scarcely distinguish the walls.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
I then desired my young companions to follow, and giving one taper with little ceremony to the abbess, said to her, 'Forward!'
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
One by one the delicate candle flames sprang from the taper and a soft light illumined the pale rich chamber.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
Its knuckles were dimpled like a baby's, the fingers taper and beautifully formed, and the nails perfect.
The light from a tall taper fell on his face as he neared the staircase.
The taper which he carried was quenched from the current of air.
She lifted the waxen taper and held it between her face and the mirror.

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