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corpse candle

Saltos de línea: corpse can¦dle

Definición de corpse candle en inglés:

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A lambent flame seen just above the ground in a churchyard or over a grave, superstitiously regarded as an omen of death.
Example sentences
  • In the old days they called them corpse candles because they were so often seen in cemeteries.
  • He had not gone much further when he saw a corpse candle moving before him along the road.
  • If two corpse candles were seen at the same time this was taken to indicate that two deaths would occur in the same household at about the same time.

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