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