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wick
  • noun
    A strip of porous material up which liquid fuel is drawn by capillary action to the flame in a candle, lamp, or lighter. (He took his lighter from his pocket and flicked it, and touched the small steady butane flame to the wick of the candle.)
  • noun
    (in place names) a town, hamlet, or district. (Hampton Wick)
    A dairy farm.
  • adjective
    Quick, lively, or active.

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