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  • n. A distinctive type of desk lamp, usually with a solid ornate base and a single stem leading to a horizontal (usually green) cover.


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  • I sat behind Father's desk and turned on his banker's lamp with its green shade-he had electrified this lamp with a cord running up the brass part and a lightbulb where the wick for the kerosene used to be.

    Beacon Street Mourning


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