Wick

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2-3-060

A strip of plaited material, usually cotton, which by capillary action draws liquid fuel from a reservoir to a burner.

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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