Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Illuminated by gaslight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Illuminated by burning gas.

Etymologies

gas +‎ lit (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because I've been talking with George Mann all week about the roots of pulps, gaslit alleys, steampunk, Sexton Blake, masked avengers, and all that goodness.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The gaslit sidewalk and Vincent tilted, then shifted, peeling away to reveal a concrete floor awash in water.

    Etched in Bone

  • These are tales that take us from the familiar quarters at 221B Baker Street to alternate realities, from the gaslit streets of London to the far future and beyond.

    John Joseph Adams » 2009 » August

  • I was brought up in and around non-conformist places of worship like this, gaslit Evangelical mausolea in terraced city backstreets, bare-boarded Strict Baptism in hidden Chiltern villages.

    Sunday Talk

  • There was the gorgeous palace of the Music Hall with its golden gaslit interiors, where Louisa had already been to see Madame Henriette Sontag sing Rossini the Willis family had provided the tickets and where she had recently gone to hear Theodore Parker, one of her favorite speakers and a fervent abolitionist, demand equality for women.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Now with two hits records to his name, Bruce and the band bring their gaslit anthems to civic centers and arenas across the country.

    Rob Kirkpatrick: Springsteen's Grave New World: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

  • The book blends Dark Ages fantasy, gaslit mystery, and a modern-day jewel heist.

    April 2008

  • Soon they were inside the bazaar, a gaslit labyrinth of shops under high arched ceilings.

    Behemoth

  • From the rippling curtains of light in an Arctic sky, to the gaslit cobbled streets of the city, war is coming to the frozen north.

    Cindy's Anticipated 2010 List

  • He heard the words as clearly as he had on that night beside the gaslit fireplace when he was twelve years old.

    ...And Nail

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