from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pipe, frequently curved or jointed, projecting from the wall of a room, the body of a gaselier, etc., for the distribution of illuminating gas. The burner is fitted upon it.


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  • She was standing beneath the gas-bracket, one hand raised to the handle.

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • He mounted the stairs -- there was not a nail in his boots which did not know each shred of fraying timber in them -- thridded an unerring way through the outspread lumber on the floor to the stand at which he commonly worked, set the gas-bracket blazing there, and began to stack type as if for dear life, but without a copy.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Without waiting for a reply he entered the room whence she had emerged and, striking another match, applied it to a gas-bracket.

    The Grell Mystery

  • Under the gas-bracket by the door hung the first photograph in which he appeared, the cricket team of four years ago.

    The Head of Kay's

  • A long flexible gas-bracket depends from the ceiling above it.

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • Another many-jointed gas-bracket projects from the middle of the high mantelpiece, its flame turned down towards the stove.

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • He stood under the gas-bracket, and she could see his face distinctly.

    A Prince of Sinners

  • And he remembered with reminiscently aching muscles the comfort of such a "single bed" as is peculiar (one hopes) to top hall backs, and with a qualm what it was to cook a surreptitious meal on a metal heater clamped to the gas-bracket

    The Fortune Hunter

  • He rasped a match over its surface and applied the flame to a small gas-bracket fixed to the wall.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • There was bright-patterned muslin round the gas-bracket in the middle of the room, round the mirror over the mantel, stuff with ball-fringe along the mantel and casing in the fireplace, -- I first saw ball-fringe here -- and even the lamp on the little bureau wore a shade like a large muslin hat.

    Tono Bungay


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