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  • Now, seated at a table, an anglepoise lamp adjusted so that it shone its light directly over his shoulder, Rojas examined one of the remaining seals, tracing the lettering carved upon it and allowing the rubies and emeralds embedded in it to reflect red and green shards of light upon his skin.

    The Whisperers

  • When Roald finally closed the door to the hut, pulled the curtains tight, sat down in his chair, wrapped a sleeping bag around his legs and switched on his anglepoise lamp, he too found himself in a world which he controlled completely and where no unpleasant surprises could disturb him.

    Storyteller

  • A battered anglepoise lamp, like a praying mantis, crouched over the chair, an ancient golf ball dangling from its chipped arm.

    Storyteller

  • Two months after Norwegian lamp manufacturers Luxo AS threatened surprise legal action, it seems that they and Pixar have settled their dispute over the hop-happy anglepoise mascot.

    Pixar and Luxo Settle Cute Lamp Dispute | /Film

  • Light from the anglepoise lamp over his lathe reflects off his round spectacles.

    Wildwood

  • Remember Luxo Jr, the Pixar short which managed to make an anglepoise lamp into an unbelievably cute cartoon character?

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • I had cleared the kitchen table for this task – already installing an anglepoise lamp and a jam jar filled with newly sharpened pencils.

    A Special Relationship

  • Geoffrey went on to explain that once the punch had been delivered, if time allowed, Deborah should put the arm across her and attach the iron end to the opposite arm of the chair so that the elbow of the jointed anglepoise arm pointed out in front of her like the prow of a ship.

    Gridlock

  • Deborah stared at him across the raised arm of the anglepoise, which now served as the bow of the weapon which Geoffrey had so ingeniously designed.

    Gridlock

  • Having done this, there was a small wire coiled up in the end of one of the chair arms, Deborah should stretch this across and hook it onto the other arm, thus forming a drawstring to the anglepoise bow.

    Gridlock

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