Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A permanent apparatus for the burning of illuminating gas, including a burner or set of burners and the tube connecting it with a gas-pipe, a key or keys for turning the flow of gas off or on, etc. See gasbracket and gaselier.
“The sight of the dingy ceiling and the gas-fixture depending therefrom dispelled the illusion.”
“He went to the old-fashioned gas-fixture, turned out the light, and muttered his way morosely into bed.”
“From the gas-fixture hung a tangled bunch of well-scribbled dance programs.”
“He carried them to his room, rubbed his thumb in the lampblack on the gas-fixture, and smeared the magazine covers, then cut the leaves and ruffled the margins to make the magazines look dog-eared with much reading; not because he wanted to appear to have read them, but because he felt that Istra would not permit him to buy things just for her.”
“There was no gas-fixture in this small chamber; but they found Laura's oil-lamp burning brightly upon her writing-table”
“There was no gas-fixture in this small chamber; but they found Laura's oil-lamp burning brightly upon her writing-table.”
“He glanced irresolutely toward the gas-fixture, and from thence to where his evening clothes lay spread out on the couch.”
“Neil arose and walked to the gas-fixture, knocking over”
“All the illumination that there was came from a single dingy gas-fixture stuck in the wall near the desk, but that was enough.”
“Woburn politely offered him one, and he applied it to the gas-fixture which extended its jointed arm above an ash dressing-table with a blurred mirror fixed between two standards.”
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