Posted by Margie on January 12, 1998 at 12:36:35:
In response to chapter 21 = snuffing the candle?, written by Haley on January 12, 1998 at 11:49:20
] Does anyone know what snuffing a candle is? in my dictionary its the same as extinguishing one...
Before candle-making technology was as well developed as it is today, as the candles burned, the wicks would get too long for the candles to burn properly, and people would have to trim the wicks to get a better light. Trimming the wick was the original meaning of snuffing. At least, that's my understanding of the matter.
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