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(sometimes US), cigaret
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking


i. A unit of illumination for intensity equal approximately to the luminous intensity of a 7/8-in sperm candle burning at 120 grains.
ii. The failure of a parachute to deploy because the rigging lines are fouled. Also called a cigarette or a streamer.


final favor granted one about to die. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]


The interpretation of this symbol, as with all others, depends on your relationship with cigarettes. If you are a smoker or are surrounded by smokers, cigarettes may be a regular part of your daily life that has been brought into your dream state. Cigarettes could represent anything from phallic symbols and symbols of pleasure to tools of destruction. Generally, the cigarette is an object that carries social and emotional significance. When we are teenagers, we associate them with being “cool, ” daring, and defiant. For some adults they become a way of life where all emotions seem to be punctuated with cigarettes. Finally, as adults come into touch with their own physical mortality, cigarettes become dreadful objects, and smoking becomes a terrible burden and curse. When interpreting the dream with cigarettes in it, ask yourself what cigarettes mean to you.
References in classic literature ?
He was very glad that he had managed to do what he wanted, and though the wind smoked more of the cigarette than he did, he still got two or three puffs and felt more cheerful.
Again he went down on his knees and elbows as he had done when he lighted a cigarette, got out his matches, and proceeded to strike one.
He shoved the large tin of cigarettes which stood on a table beside him towards my companion.
I therefore smoked a great number of those excellent cigarettes, and I dropped the ash all over the space in front of the suspected bookcase.
He was smoking cigarettes out of a twenty-five box; the tradesman and I had cigars.
He turned the cigarettes out of the tin box, while the jeweller and I joined wondering eyes.
At first her complacency disturbed me, but gradually it became part of my life at two o'clock with the coffee, the cigarette, and the liqueur.
Next day the same thing happened, and I was so furious that I bit through my cigarette.
But there also stood Senhor Santos, almost precisely as I had seen him last, cigarette, tie-pin, and all.
He answered me with his neutral shrug, and, by my soul, he struck a match and lit a cigarette in that hour of life and death
She took a cigarette from a box which stood on the table and lit one.
Captain Francis lit a cigarette and smoked thoughtfully for a moment or two.