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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.
    verb
    Absorb or draw off (liquid) by capillary action. (garments that wick moisture away from the skin)
  • noun
    A town, hamlet, or district. (Hampton Wick)
    A dairy farm.
  • adjective
    Quick, lively, or active. (Martha's approaching her century and as wick as a flea)

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