Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any form of lamp designed to be carried on a carriage. Such lamps are made, in many forms, to burn candles, oil, or acetylene gas, or to employ electricity.

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Examples

  • From each carriage-lamp the long rays stretched like feelers into the air, and somewhat cheered the way, until the insidious damp that pervaded all things above, around, and underneath, overpowered one of them, and rendered every attempt to rekindle it ineffectual.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • ‘What is that?’ said Faith, catching a glimpse of something that the carriage-lamp showed on the face of one wall as they passed, a marble bas-relief of some battle-piece, built into the stonework.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The man at the door was illuminated by the powerful floodlight Sam had used to replace the ridiculous little phony carriage-lamp that had been installed there.

    Omnibus

  • Up to this point, my match, long since extinguished, had been the only illumination the affair had received; but now somebody, who proved to be White, the butler, came from the direction of the stable-yard with a carriage-lamp.

    The Little Nugget

  • Leaning forward, she looked out into the steaming dusk, and watched the carriage-lamp pass like a search-light over mud and leaves, and reveal nothing beautiful.

    A Room with a View

  • "Well, yes," young Crockett answered, blushing deeply under the carriage-lamp; "but I don't see how you come to know that."

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator

  • In the yellow glare of the carriage-lamp I saw the baronet look up at our windows, and if hatred could have killed, his eyes would have been as deadly as his pistol.

    Rodney stone

  • The darkness was decorated by the pink of a silk skirt, the crimson of an opera-cloak vivid in the light of a carriage-lamp, with women's faces, necks, and hair.

    Mike Fletcher A Novel

  • 'What is that?' said Faith, catching a glimpse of something that the carriage-lamp showed on the face of one wall as they passed, a marble bas - relief of some battle-piece, built into the stonework.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The tall gentleman lifted Gouache's head a little so that the light from the carriage-lamp fell upon his face.

    Sant' Ilario

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