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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.
See also: camp, candlestick

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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References in classic literature ?
They didn't have candlesticks because they didn't want them; they held the candles in their hands when they explored the caves."
Diamonds without their gold rings; candles without their gold candlesticks; snuff without the gold snuff-boxes; pencil-leads without the gold pencil-cases; a walking stick without its gold top; clockwork without the gold clocks--or rather watches.
All the mess plate was out on the long table - the same table that had served up the bodies of five officers after a forgotten fight long and long ago - the dingy, battered standards faced the door of entrance, clumps of winter-roses lay between the silver candlesticks, and the portraits of eminent officers deceased looked down on their successors from between the heads of sambhur, nilghai, markhor, and, pride of all the mess, two grinning snow-leopards that had cost Basset-Holmer four months' leave that he might have spent in England, instead of on the road to Thibet and the daily risk of his life by ledge, snow- slide, and grassy slope.
The one bearing the great candlesticks, and the other the portmanteau, showed the deluded lord into his chamber; and left the secretary alone, to yawn and shake himself, and finally to fall asleep before the fire.
My Lady, whose chronic malady of boredom has been sadly aggravated by Volumnia this evening, glances wearily towards the candlesticks and heaves a noiseless sigh.
Definitions of key terms used in technical analysis Candlestick chart -- A candlestick chart is a price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close for a security.
Elevate the level of elegance of your dishes by setting them atop candlestick holders.
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She said the three phone designs most often seen in old movies are the candlestick, the wall-mounted and handset models.
is delighted to announce that Candlestick, the second feature from emerging filmmaker Christopher Presswell, is to make its Irish debut at the IndieCork Film Festival.
THIS large candlestick shouts one word very loudly: Rococo.
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