wick


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), or Wich \Wich\ (w[i^]ch), n. [AS. w[imac]c
   village, fr. L. vicus. In some names of places, perhaps fr.
   Icel. v[imac]k an inlet, creek, bay. See Vicinity, and cf.
   Villa.]
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   1. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of
      work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in
      composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick. --Stow.
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   2. (Curling) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course,
      flanked by the stones of previous players.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), n. [OE. wicke, weyke, weke, AS. weoca or
   wecca; cf. D. wiek a roll of lint, Prov. G. wicke, and
   wieche, OHG. wiohha, Sw. veke, Dan. v[ae]ge; of uncertain
   origin.]
   A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord,
   tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads,
   which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the
   oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other
   material used for illumination, in small successive portions,
   to be burned.
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         But true it is, that when the oil is spent
         The light goes out, and wick is thrown away. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

wick \wick\, v. i. (Curling)
   To strike a stone in an oblique direction. --Jamieson.
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