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canfara — A trial by hot iron, formerly used in England … Black's law dictionary
Candles — An essential but expensive part of medieval Christianity, and in ordinary use for domestic lighting. For example, at the funeral of Henry V, 60 candles, each weighing 14 lb, were carried; 40 lb candles were not uncommon on other special occasions … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases