Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A French unit of illuminating power, equal to the light emitted by a standard lamp with a flame 40 millimeters high and burning 42 grams of colza-oil an hour.
- n. historical A former unit to measure the intensity of light, approximately 9.74 candelas
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Photom.) A light standard much used in France, being the light from a Carcel lamp of stated size and construction consuming 42 grams of colza oil per hour with a flame 40 millimeters in height. Its illuminating power is variously stated at from 8.9 to 9.6 British standard candles.
“This represents the light produced for one hour by 10 wax candles, or, better still, it is the illuminating power given by the combustion of 42 grammes of pure colza oil for one hour in what is called a carcel lamp.”
“Quisiera saber si de alguna forma estos medicos son responsables por la muerte de este muchacho y quiza mucho mas, si el gob. o los medicos deberian ir a la carcel por este abuso contra la humanidad, esto lo que da es verguenza y asco, ya basta.”
“In any case, they siezed averything, motorhome, boat, motor and pick up and hussled him off to the Nogales carcel, where he spent a misserable five months before managing to buy his way out.”
“He went over the rules for hunters bringing in permitted weapons and then simply said 'arma es carcel' (gun = jail).”
“He perdido $3800 y aunque se que no vere mi dinero, me gustaria ver a toda esa pandilla de “criminales impresentables” pudriendose en la carcel.”
“As the Auer burner gives 5 carcels and its mantle burns 1,200 hours, the wear will increase the price of the carcel by 0.0004.”
“As the Edison 16 candle lamp gives 1.6 carcels and its filament burns 1,000 hours, the wear will increase the price of the carcel by”
“As the price of a cubic meter is 30 centimes, the carcel will cost 0.39, that is to say, 4 centimes.”
“As the hectowatt, the mean price of which is 15 centimes, gives approximately 3 carcels, the price of the carcel will, consequently, be 5 centimes.”
“Under such conditions, the carcel would cost no more than 0.0025, say”
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