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Devil's Candle

So the Arabs call the mandrake, from its shining appearance at night. (Richardson.)

Those hellish fires that light
The mandrake's charnel leaves at night.

T. Moore: Fire Worshippers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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