Definition of Padella

1. n. A large cup or deep saucer, containing fatty matter in which a wick is placed, -- used for public illuminations, as at St. Peter's, in Rome. Called also padelle.



Definition of Padella

1. a candle made from a shallow dish of fat [n -S]

Padella Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Padella

paddy paw
paddy wagon
paddy wagons
paddymelon
paddymelons
paddywack
paddywacked
paddywacking
paddywacks
paddywagon
paddywagons
paddywhack
paddywhacks
padel
padelion
padella (current term)
padellas
pademelon
pademelons
paderaite
paderero
padereros
padfolio
padfolios
padge
padges
padi
padis
padishah
padishahs

Literary usage of Padella

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1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"Yponomeuta padella, Stephens, 111. Brit. Ent. Haust, iv. p. 243 (1834). ... padella, Kirby, Eur. Butterflies and Moths, p. ..."

2. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Hereby summon the false traitor padella, calling himself King of Crim Tartary," — " — lo ... the furious padella, who was now perfectly livid with rage, ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"King padella for ever!" Would I not describe all this, I say, and in the very finest language too ? But this humble pen does not possess the skill necessary ..."

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