hurricane-lamp love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tall glass chimney or shade placed over a lighted candle or lamp to protect it from the wind.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He is wintering out the back-end of a bad year, swinging a hurricane-lamp through some outhouse;

    POEMS BY SEAMUS HEANEY, 1966-1972

  • When all was clear and the waggon once more sent on its way, the remainder started to come down, the dangerous turn now being lighted by a hurricane-lamp, held by an officer mounted on a boulder.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Otway, writing beneath the hurricane-lamp, had reached this point in his letter when young Barham exclaimed to the world at large:

    Foe-Farrell

  • Just then I saw through one of the windows a little hurricane-lamp burning.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • It was past these that the adjutant walked rapidly away, swinging his hurricane-lamp in his hand.

    The Deserter

  • He made his way rapidly to the stable, and there, without the knowledge of the grooms, he obtained a large hurricane-lamp, lighted it, and returned towards the house.

    The Slave of the Lamp

  • A hurricane-lamp on the deck beneath cast a wavering light on a pile of ropes, a cask, the form of a man who suddenly let go the tiller and ran to the schooner’s bows.

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • "I had my hurricane-lamp, sir, and saw it on the fence plainly.

    From the Ranks

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