Chandelier

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Chandelier

A fixture with multiple arms hung from the ceiling to support lights; originally for candles, but later manufactured for gas, then electric lights.

chandelier

A luminaire suspended from the ceiling; usually ornate or branched with the lamps visible.
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The brass candlesticks, the gilt lustres, and the glass chandeliers, whatever might be their keeping as to propriety and taste, were admirably kept as to all the purposes of use and comfort.
The chandelier, the immense mass of the chandelier was slipping down, coming toward them, at the call of that fiendish voice.
why did you not pull the church to pieces, and bring the chandelier home with you?
There is a fine chandelier in that holland bag," I said coaxingly.
The woman touched a button on the wall and lighted a big chandelier that hung suspended from the ceiling, for it was growing dark outside.
He climbed up the stepladder, which creaked under his weight, and began to twist the tough stems of the holly into the frame- work of the chandelier.
Myra, pointing to the skeleton that hung from the chandelier cheerfully grinning at all beholders.
At the play, he sits in the great chandelier and burns in bright flames, so that people think it is really a flame, but they soon discover it is something else.
Oh, and she so magnificently dressed and tinkling like a chandelier.
said Miss Sharp, and her eyes went from the carpet straight to the chandelier.
Instantly flinging a fresh cloth over the round table under the bronze chandelier, though it already had a table cloth on it, he pushed up velvet chairs, and came to a standstill before Stepan Arkadyevitch with a napkin and a bill of fare in his hands, awaiting his commands.
This is the more probable from the circumstance of Mr Swiveller directing his observations to the ceiling, which these bodily personages are usually supposed to inhabit--except in theatrical cases, when they live in the heart of the great chandelier.