from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Illuminated by a lamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lighted by a lamp


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  •     “Can I go down on you?” he asks her because sitting on the bed Indian-style he can see, even in the lamplit dusk, he can see and smell her glistening.

    Hotel Chelsea - Scene 2

  • I thought back to the night before, walking through the absolutely still streets, past the lamplit rooms and flickering televisions in the houses of the seers.

    Following the dust tracks: Touring Florida through the eyes of Zora Neale Hurston

  • Cancer virus hunters needed to return to their lamplit virus again, but this time with new questions: What was the viral gene that had unleashed pathological mitosis in cells?

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • His primitive lamplit microscope, with which he could barely peer into the interior of cells, had no power to reveal the mechanism of inheritance.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Even in the lamplit and moonlit dark, Eugene recognised that potato face and shock of straw-coloured hair.


  • The vessel was a double-decker, its passenger windows lamplit, its beam big enough to withstand ten-foot seas.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • It would be separated out by strange rituals, or by a festival or lamplit night market, or by people ringing bells inside their houses due to fear of odd supernatural occurrences in the streets.

    Leap Day Meandering

  • Buncan stepped through the open doorway and peered down the lamplit corridor.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Because Professor Longhair is on stage whistling, a lamplit Moses laughing with filthy vigor and toddling fingers.

    The Crescent Caretaker

  • Two we leave the lamplit strands, with death not given

    Upwards, Into the White Eye Rising

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