the Hebrew Tabernacle was in the first apartment; a constantly burning light was a feature in the worship of most Eastern nations.
A candlestick or lamp-stand was emblematical of the priest's office, and was used, in metaphor at least, as an emblem of acceptable oblation; as in Revelation, where rejection is intimated by the threat, I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, unless thou repent.
Candlesticks are mentioned in England in the reign of Edgar, A. D. 957.
A machine used to prepare cotton cloths for printing, spreading out the fabric as it is rolled around the lapping-roller.
From the Sanskrit, kanda. Sugar is from Sanskrit, sarkara. See sugar.
A preparation of sugar or molasses, either alone or in combination with other substances, to flavor, color, or give it the desired consistency.
Sugar-candy, as known to the British confectioner, and known as rock-candy in the United States, consists of la
sion or politeness, as the case might be, on the part of the head of a feast to offer it. Not like the equally festive but less familiar wassail-bowl, from which the negus, or punch, was ladled
At wakes and wassails.
Ourselves do well remember the loving-cup with which the worshipful master pledged his guests and his lodge, and then, wiping the brim, laid the napkin in the handles, and passed it to the next, and so on around the table.
The peg-tankard seems to have been ordered by Edgar, a man of little merit, and not strong in the head any way: pins in the wooden tankard divided the drinks.
Betsy, wotever you do, drink fair.
The canons allude to it: – Ut presbyteri non eant ad potationes, nec ad pinnas bibant.
As the tankard held two quarts, and there were eight pins, the allowance was near half a pint to each, which might do if the brew were stiff.
The moral was not very evident, for if any one went beyond the pin he was obliged to drink again.
A fine tankard at