Definitions

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  • n. A form of hunting, at night, in which bright lights or lamps are used to dazzle the hunted animal.
  • adj. Bright, flashing, resplendent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shining; brilliant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shining; sparkling.

Etymologies

From lamp +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Police are still keen to hear from anyone who had been out "lamping" - using high-powered lights to hunt animals - or poaching in the Ramsbury area, near the Savernake forest in Wiltshire, which was the scene of searches for O'Callaghan last week.

    The Guardian World News

  • Squads have also been out in the countryside "lamping", poachers using lights to transfix animals.

    Populist Poachers?

  • The Nature Browning knew and loved was well within sight of humanity, and it was commonly brought nearer by some intrusive vestiges of man's work; the crescent moon drifting in the purple twilight, or "lamping" between the cypresses, is seen over Fiesole or Samminiato; the "Alpine gorge" above Lucca has its ruined chapel and its mill; the Roman

    Robert Browning

  • If people want to extirpate foxes (and there are sometimes good reasons for so doing) then the most rapid, humane and efficient method seems to be 'lamping' with a searchlight and rifle.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • I take great care to determine whether I should authorise - I’m perfectly aware of nocturnal rural activities such as lamping and if I consider that the circumstances suggest the lawful use of firearms I’ll pass the matter to the division to deal with.

    All Quiet On The Rural Front « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • For one thrilling second I thought Chris was going to take the interviewer out in the lamping him one, rather than candle lit meal with soft music, sense.

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  • After stalking all day, he went out with the gamekeeper at night “lamping” (what we call jacklighting) rabbits.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • Most humane way to kill a fox - lamping by an expert team of spotter and rifleman with a .22 and silencer.

    Action Plans And Emerging Issues. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Watching three police-persons lamping a squadie undermines public confidence in the police.

    If You Want Loyalty…. Get A Dog! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Ghastly, and I mean revolting gamekeepery clothing goes through our washing machine especially after a deer stalking expedition or a rabbit lamping night and I couldn't believe that these two happy looking balls would do the trick.

    54 entries from April 2007

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  • Hath he not bid relume their flameless flowers
    With summer fire and heat of lamping song,
    —Swinburne, Tristram of Lyonesse

    "Flashing, beaming, resplendent" and perhaps suggested by Italian lampante, according to the OED.

    July 15, 2008