The correct answer is candle.


A. four-legged animal
B. slow withdrawal
C. candle
D. carpet

The correct answer is (C) A (long and slender) wax candle; a slender wax-covered wick used for lighting candles; a long wick coated with wax or tallow for use in lighting candles or gas appliances. Also, anything, such as a spire, that has a tapering form.

Taper comes from Old English tapur, tapor, taper.

Examples of use:

  • A lit taper simplified the job of lighting the 40 candles on the birthday cake.
  • Each singer in the procession carried a lighted taper.

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