Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
Where his own emotions come suddenly to the surface and light up the vague pastoral landscape with an incongruous glare. For a moment we get a surprising combination; crude daylight overpowers the silver lights of the tapers; shepherds and princesses suddenly stop their warbling and speak a few rapid words in their eager human voices.
strange and not suitable in a particular situation;
1. a slim candle that is narrower at the top than at the bottom;
2. a strip of wood or waxed paper used for taking a flame to light something else;