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Wick meaning

wick - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Alt. of Wich
  2. 2. A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.
  3. 3. Cotton or other threads in a candle or lamp which convey the oil, & c., to be burned.

wick - examples of usage

  1. I was twelve years at the herring fishing at Wick, and I knew about it there. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. I have seen one or more of them at Wick, when I was there at the herring fishing. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. In the herring fishing at Wick, the usual way is for one man to own the boat and materials, and to agree so many hired men for the fishing. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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