Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That part of or attachment to a lamp at or in which the wick is kept burning.

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

  • 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.

    The Devil Doctor

  • Describe the structure of an ordinary kerosene lamp-burner, an argand burner, a Welsbach burner.

    Commercial Geography A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges

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