battle-lantern love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lantern placed at each gun on the gun-deck of a ship of war, to light up the deck during an engagement at night.

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Examples

  • Sail-trimmer, and Pumpman; a primed candle for each battle-lantern; a thumbstall and vent-guard for the 1st and 2d Captains of each gun.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • The Fireman is to take down the fire-bucket, and place it and the battle-lantern in their appointed places.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Below deck all is dark save perchance a thin, knife-like ray emanating from a battle-lantern.

    Our Navy in the War

  • "Let's look at ye, then!" and seizing a battle-lantern, before thrust under a gun, the old veteran came close to Israel before he had time to elude the scrutiny.

    Israel Potter

  • AS I viewed myself in a fragment of looking-glass which hung up in the cabin, and by the dim light of a kind of battle-lantern, I was so impressed with a sense of vague awe at my appearance, and at the recollection of the terrific reality which I was thus representing, that I was seized with a violent tremour, and could scarcely summon resolution to go on with my part.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 3

  • He was standing with one elbow resting on his capstan, shading his eyes from the light of the battle-lantern that stood near him with one hand, when he felt a gentle pressure of the other, that recalled his recollection.

    The Pilot

  • One battle-lantern, with candle or | lamp trimmed and primed, but | provided for gun-decks only; none | In the fire-buckets.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

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