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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 muttered, not knowing whom or what he was cursing, and he flung away the crushed cigarette.
To calm himself he sat down in the sledge and got out his cigarettes and matches.
Holmes seemed struck by the theory thus put forward, and he continued to walk up and down for some time, lost in thought and consuming cigarette after cigarette.
The old man reached out a trembling hand and helped himself to a cigarette.
Next day the same thing happened, and I was so furious that I bit through my cigarette.
No, I'm half-poisoned by Theobald's prescriptions and putrid cigarettes, and as weak as a cat from lying in bed.
I observe from your forefinger that you make your own cigarettes.
Glad to see you, anyway," the other declared, pausing at his smoking-cabinet and bringing out some cigarettes.
Evans, who set up a hollow cough to induce her to ask him to leave off cigarettes.
Sabin smiled as she passed out of the room, and lit a cigarette.
There was a young man lying full length, smoking a cigarette, and he wore nothing but a
Captain Francis lit a cigarette and smoked thoughtfully for a moment or two.