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 for candlestick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Candlestick \Can"dle*stick`\, n. [AS. candel-sticca; candel
     candle + sticca stick.]
     An instrument or utensil for supporting a candle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  candlestick
      n 1: a holder with sockets for candles [syn: candlestick,
           candle holder]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Candlestick
     the lamp-stand, "candelabrum," which Moses was commanded to make
     for the tabernacle, according to the pattern shown him. Its form
     is described in Ex. 25:31-40; 37:17-24, and may be seen
     represented on the Arch of Titus at Rome. It was among the
     spoils taken by the Romans from the temple of Jerusalem (A.D.
     70). It was made of fine gold, and with the utensils belonging
     to it was a talent in weight.
     
       The tabernacle was a tent without windows, and thus artificial
     light was needed. This was supplied by the candlestick, which,
     however, served also as a symbol of the church or people of God,
     who are "the light of the world." The light which "symbolizes
     the knowledge of God is not the sun or any natural light, but an
     artificial light supplied with a specially prepared oil; for the
     knowledge of God is in truth not natural nor common to all men,
     but furnished over and above nature."
     
       This candlestick was placed on the south side of the Holy
     Place, opposite the table of shewbread (Ex. 27:21; 30:7, 8; Lev.
     24:3; 1 Sam. 3:3). It was lighted every evening, and was
     extinguished in the morning. In the morning the priests trimmed
     the seven lamps, borne by the seven branches, with golden
     snuffers, carrying away the ashes in golden dishes (Ex. 25:38),
     and supplying the lamps at the same time with fresh oil. What
     ultimately became of the candlestick is unknown.
     
       In Solomon's temple there were ten separate candlesticks of
     pure gold, five on the right and five on the left of the Holy
     Place (1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chr. 4:7). Their structure is not
     mentioned. They were carried away to Babylon (Jer. 52:19).
     
       In the temple erected after the Exile there was again but one
     candlestick, and like the first, with seven branches. It was
     this which was afterwards carried away by Titus to Rome, where
     it was deposited in the Temple of Peace. When Genseric plundered
     Rome, he is said to have carried it to Carthage (A.D. 455). It
     was recaptured by Belisarius (A.D. 533), and carried to
     Constantinople and thence to Jerusalem, where it finally
     disappeared.
     

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