Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • The sight of the dingy ceiling and the gas-fixture depending therefrom dispelled the illusion.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • He went to the old-fashioned gas-fixture, turned out the light, and muttered his way morosely into bed.

    The Turmoil

  • From the gas-fixture hung a tangled bunch of well-scribbled dance programs.

    Chapter 1

  • 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.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • There was no gas-fixture in this small chamber; but they found Laura's oil-lamp burning brightly upon her writing-table

    The Flirt

  • There was no gas-fixture in this small chamber; but they found Laura's oil-lamp burning brightly upon her writing-table.

    The Flirt

  • He glanced irresolutely toward the gas-fixture, and from thence to where his evening clothes lay spread out on the couch.

    Behind the line A story of college life and football

  • Neil arose and walked to the gas-fixture, knocking over

    Behind the line A story of college life and football

  • All the illumination that there was came from a single dingy gas-fixture stuck in the wall near the desk, but that was enough.

    Captivating Mary Carstairs

  • 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.

    The Greater Inclination

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