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    lighting wick with a lighted match or another lighed candle

    How does one say the following in idiomatic English.

    The three nubile young girls proceeded straight to the lamp (of many wicks each sinking into a cup of oil) and lit matches to help old-aged Minister light each of the wicks with a lighted match. ( This is an Indian practice of a inaugurating a program or a project.)

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    Re: lighting wick with a lighted match or another lighed candle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    How does one say the following in idiomatic English.

    The three nubile young girls proceeded straight to the lamp (of many wicks each sinking into a cup of oil) and lit matches to help old-aged Minister light each of the wicks with a lighted match. ( This is an Indian practice of a inaugurating a program or a project.)
    The three nubile young girls proceeded straight to the lamp - a cup of oil in which many wicks were placed. The girls then helped the aged Minister by lighting matches for him to light the wicks with.

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    Re: lighting wick with a lighted match or another lighed candle

    Thanks, Raymott. What do you call the process (verb) of joining lighted matches to unlighted wicks?

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    Re: lighting wick with a lighted match or another lighed candle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    Thanks, Raymott. What do you call the process (verb) of joining lighted matches to unlighted wicks?
    'lighting', as you do. I'm not sure I understand why you ask.
    "... lighting matches for him to light the wicks with."

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