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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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sh wick. Rush-lights are made in the same manner as dipcandles, a peeled rush being used for a wick. One narrow ribbon of the rind is left on the pith to hold it together. The rushes thus prepared are bleached and dried. They are dipped vertically in the melted tallow several times, as usual with dip-candles. Fifteen inches of rush-light is said to burn about 30 minutes. There are 1,600 rushes in a pound, and it takes 6 pounds of fat to dip them; the cost is thus very low. So says Gilbert White. Rural lock. Rus′set. (Leather-manufacture.) The condition of leather when it is finished, excepting the operations of coloring and polishing the surface, either the flesh or grain, as the case may be, according to the purpose for which the skin is intended. This is called russet-finish, and in this condition leather is stored to be completed in fair leather, that is, uncolored, black on the flesh or black on the grain, for harness, boots or shoes, or for other purposes.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
Wheeler, Joseph, 291 When evening Cometh on, 331 When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloomed, 286 When this Cruel War is over, 285, 309 Whewell, Wm., 221 Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking, 393-394 Whitcher, Frances Miriam, 154 White, Gilbert, 201 White, Maria (Mrs. J. R. Lowell), 246 White, Richard Grant, 253, 299, 303 White, William, 206 White Heron, a, 383 Whitman, George, 269, 271 Whitman, Jeff, 263 Whitman, Walter, Sr., 259 Whitman, Walt, 218, 245, 258-274White, Maria (Mrs. J. R. Lowell), 246 White, Richard Grant, 253, 299, 303 White, William, 206 White Heron, a, 383 Whitman, George, 269, 271 Whitman, Jeff, 263 Whitman, Walter, Sr., 259 Whitman, Walt, 218, 245, 258-274, 276, 277, 284, 286, 303 Whitman, Sarah Helen, 60, 61 Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T., 398 Whittier, John, 45 Whittier, John Greenleaf, 42-54, 165, 167, 173, 174, 228, 230, 241, 245, 249, 276, 277, 279, 281, 283, 312, 353, 362, 401 Whittier, Joseph, 42 Whittier, Mary, 44 Whittier, Thomas, 42 Who's ready?, 280 Wide, wide world, the, 398 Widow Bedott. See Whitcher, Frances Miriam Widow Bedott papers, the, 154 Widow Sprigg, Mary Elmer, and other sketches, 154 Wilberforce, Wi