Trimming

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2-3-075

The operation of removing the carbonised part of the wick of an oil lamp.


Note: Trimming is usually effected by the use of curved scissors.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM