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flambeau


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flambeau  \Flam"beau\;  n.;  pl  {Flambeaux}or  {Flambeaus}.  [F., 
  fr  OF  flambe  flame,  for  flamble,  from  L.  flammula  a  little 
  flame,  dim.  of  flamma  flame.  See  {Flame}.] 
  A  flaming  torch,  esp.  one  made  by  combining  together  a  number 
  of  thick  wicks  invested  with  a  quick-burning  substance 
  (anciently,  perhaps,  wax;  in  modern  times,  pitch  or  the 
  like);  hence  any  torch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flambeau 
  n  :  a  flaming  torch  (such  as  are  used  in  processions  at  night) 




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