from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of or attachment to a lamp at or in which the wick is kept burning.
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In a flash I realized that I lay in the room immediately above the archway; and listening intently, I perceived above the other faint sounds of the night, or thought that I perceived, the hissing of the gas from the extinguished lamp-burner.
Describe the structure of an ordinary kerosene lamp-burner, an argand burner, a Welsbach burner.