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camp candlestick

1. obsolete An empty bottle, due to its use as a candlestick in army camps. We found him passed out among myriad camp candlesticks.
2. obsolete A bayonet. He strapped his knife to his rifle as a sort of makeshift camp candlestick.
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the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker

People of all ethnicities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. The aim of our program is to draw in and appeal to people from all walks of life—the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, as the rhyme goes.
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the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker

people of all kinds.
This phrase comes from the traditional nursery rhyme Rub-dub-dub, Three men in a tub .
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