a device for lighting a fire, as in a fireplace, consisting of a lump of nonflammable material on a metal rod, that is soaked in kerosene or the like and lighted with a match.
noun Examples Word Origin Historical Examples The Opened Shutters Clara Louise Burnham
a soft, wide, circular collar that covers the shoulders and the upper arms like a cape.
Cape. Sounion, Cape. Historical Examples Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius Tales from “Blackwood” Various Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
former name of Cape of Good Hope. noun the name from 1652 until 1910 of the former Cape Province of South Africa