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  • n. A miners’ lamp or safety lamp used in coal mines to warn against methane (firedamp).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Safety lamp, under lamp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See davy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)

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after Sir Humphry Davy (Wiktionary)

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