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alteration of earlier higgis taper, hickis taper, higtaper, from higgis, hickis, hig (origin unknown) + taper (candle)
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“Hag's taper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hag%27s%20taper. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.
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