"candles" in the noun sense
1. candle, taper, wax light
stick of wax with a wick in the middle
2. candle, candela, cd, standard candle
the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
"candles" in the verb sense
examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
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