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flam·beau /ˈflæmboʊ/
-noun, pluralbeaux  /-boʊz/ , –beaus.
1. a flaming torch.
2. a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
3. a large, decorated candlestick.
4. an ornament having the form of a flaming torch.

[Origin: 1625-35; < F: torch, deriv. of OF flambe flame]

Source: Dictionary.com.

The square was lit with a mixture of flambeaux, oil-lamps, bullseyes, candles and braziers.

Source: Von Bek, ‘The City in the Autumn Stars’, Michael Moorcock.

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