Noun(1) a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night
(1) This piece stands in its original shape except for the replacement of the flambeau .(2) There, he relates how ‘I took from their sconces two flambeaux [torches], and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults.’(3) There were no streetlights on this side of town; only the occasional privately maintained flambeaux outside some gambling den or brothel broke the dark.(4) At night, parades feature flambeaux (burning torches) carried by figures in white robes.(5) We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.(6) ‘You had never been more correct, my friend,’ Ked said as they half-ran to the landing, noticing the lighted flambeaux on their way.(7) The Betrayal of Christ (National Gallery, Dublin) is set in darkness tumultuous with the flicker of flambeaux on steel.
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