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Corpse Candle

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The ignis fatuus is so called by the Welsh because it was supposed to forbode death, and to show the road that the corpse would take. Also a large candle used at lich wakes—i.e. watching a corpse before interment. (German leiche, a corpse.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Coronation Chair
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Corps Diplomatique (French)
Corps Legislatif (French)
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