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town (1991 pop. 7,770), Highland, N Scotland, on Wick Bay at the mouth of the Wick River. The town consists of the villages of Louisburgh, Old Wick, and Pulteneytown. It is an important port for whitefish. Tourism is economically important; the area's famous glass-blowing factory is an attraction.


a cord or band of loosely twisted or woven fibres, as in a candle, cigarette lighter, etc., that supplies fuel to a flame by capillary action


Archaic a village or hamlet


a town in N Scotland, in Highland, at the head of Wick Bay (an inlet of the North Sea). Pop.: 7333 (2001)
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In recording that Dr Wicks, who worked at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley as a senior house officer, died as a result of an accident, Coroner Aidan Cotter said there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances.
The National Candle Association has had a voluntary ban on lead-core wicks for more than 25 years.
CPSC voted February 9 to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to ban leadcored candle wicks.
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Some candles made with metal wicks emit lead into the air when burned, finds a study by environmental chemist Jerome Nriagu of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of Science of the Total Environment.
Judy Wicks sees her restaurant, the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, as an experiment in bringing business and social responsibility together.