Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In photography, a lamp for producing a flash-light. Powdered magnesium or aluminium is blown into an alcohol or gas flame.
“Satisfied, Harlow withdrew the flash-lamp from the canvas bag, switched on the red beam, stooped over the nearest Ferrari racing car and began to examine it minutely.”
“Only now did she remember that her flash-lamp was in her bag.”
“He carried, as Tom could see, a large-sized electric flash-lamp, with a brilliant tungsten filament, which gave a powerful light.”
“The flash-lamp was knocked from her hand and blinked out.”
“Her left hand fumbled in her blouse, and she found what had been there all along -- the flash-lamp.”
“She could also sweep the surface ahead of the approaching convoy, and warn it by wireless or by flash-lamp of the presence of submarines or mines.”
“So I left my motor-bicycle safely behind a cottage, and started tramping back to H.Q. by the light of my pocket flash-lamp.”
“One of them was a heavy flash-lamp -- a watchman's lamp -- where it had evidently been dropped.”
“The flash-lamp, thank God! had not been shattered.”
“By the light of her flash-lamp Troy was examining the stair rail in her tower.”
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