canstick

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canstick (plural cansticks)

  1. (obsolete) candlestick
    • a. 1597, Shakespeare, William, Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, scene 1, lines 125–128:
      I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned, / Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree, / And that would set my teeth nothing on edge, / Nothing so much as mincing poetry.

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