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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lamp in which the oil is fed to the wick by means of a pump operated by clockwork, sometimes used in lighthouses and as a domestic lamp.

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