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Hi. I looked up Roman Candle. I feel the definition is incomplete. I remember reading somewhere the old Roman Candle was a way Roman Coliseums were lit and illuminated by packing deceased (and sometimes not deceased) slaves and Gladiators in elevated metal cages and setting fire to them. Once a human body starts to burn it continues to burn (like a pig) with lots of yellow flames and light.
Cheers Ian Dean
- If you can find a use of Roman candle in English with that meaning, then we would add it. Our entries cover usage of the words themselves, not topics related to that word. --EncycloPetey 22:32, 12 September 2009 (UTC)