swaling

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

swaling

  1. present participle of swale

NounEdit

swaling ‎(plural swalings)

  1. Melted wax that runs down the edge of a candle.
    • 1929, Archaeologia Cantiana (volume 41, page 68)
      Metal cups, or basins, were very generally employed in churches for catching the swalings of wax candles, wax being a commodity too valuable to be wasted.