wick

[ US /ˈwɪk/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
    the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it
  2. a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
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How To Use wick In A Sentence

  • However, O'Kane's favourite pastime is hillwalking in the Wicklow hills.
  • His eight wickets came at a hefty price. Times, Sunday Times
  • Just before Chiswick Bridge he suddenly wrenched the wheel round to the right. Times, Sunday Times
  • After pulling the ball over midwicket, Cairns showed he was no one-trick pony.
  • So he entered and going up to the candles which burnt in the tent snuffed them and sprinkled levigated henbane on the wicks; after which he withdrew and waited without the marquee, till the smoke of the burning henbane reached The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Once upon a time, 12 young men were turned into swans by their wicked stepmother. Times, Sunday Times
  • Eleanor, out walking, wheeling the wicker perambulator in the sharp October sunshine. THE GOLDEN LION
  • India's reply was a total disaster, with wickets falling too rapidly due to run-outs.
  • We live in a world soiled by the grossness and wickedness and filth of sin.
  • The Peace of Ryswick was signed in September 1697.
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