“Torchlight” is a less-common than 10,000 word – and “torch-light” is less common than the first 100,000.  I am fascinated that both appear side by side in Chapter 9.

  • 09.003 well behind their torch-light
  • 09.005 with red torch-light,
  • 09.011 in torchlight)
  • 09.022 taking the torchlight with them
  • 13.044 and far beyond the reach of their torch-light.

Two-word word, one word, or hyphenated are all acceptable in OED.

“ˈtorch-ˌlight, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, Accessed 21 September 2017.

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