hag's taper

noun
\ ˈhagz- \
variants: or less commonly hagtaper \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \
plural hag's tapers also hagtapers

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History and Etymology for hag's taper

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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