Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light kept burning at night, as for the use of a watcher in the sick-room.
“Why, it suggested to me words one night: it poured a strain which I could have written down, only I was appalled, and dared not rise to seek pencil and paper by the dim watch-light.”
“I must add that, during the night, the phosphorescent waters of the Gulf Stream rivalled the electric power of our watch-light, especially in the stormy weather that threatened us so frequently.”
“Then, when he had finished, he went and leant on the cage of the watch-light, and gazed abstractedly on the ocean.”
“Then, leaning on the cage of the watch-light that jutted out from the front of the platform, set myself to look over all the line of the sky and sea.”
“The watch-light was dim, and yet such ray as there was, fell on the form of Saib!”
“I have since caused a watch-light to be burnt in my library, and have left the shutters open, to deter the approach of our nocturnal guest; and I have stated the severity of approaching winter, and the rawness of the fogs as an objection to solitary walks.”
“Livid fire flares up in the place of the watch-light, bringing into distinctness the black cordage and spectral crew.”
“To the south the watch-light showed brightly, but no other was visible.”
“At any rate René, over his busy work in the lantern, whistled and hummed snatches of song with unwonted blithesomeness, and, after lighting the steady watch-light and securing all his paraphernalia with extra care, dallied some time longer than usual on the outer platform, striving to snatch through the driven wraith a glance of the distant lights of Pulwick.”
“Gulf Stream rivalled the electric power of our watch-light, especially in the stormy weather that threatened us so frequently.”
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