Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lamp-chimney.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A smear of black from the dirty lamp-glass onto my face and hands.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • The lamp-glass was black, and from the faint light on the wick came clouds of stinking smoke as from a chimney.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • Why is a piece of paper lighted, by holding it in the air which rushes out of a common lamp-glass?

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 479, March 5, 1831

  • I am writing now by lamplight, and the agonies of the singed moths whose little bodies encrust my lamp-glass do not move me from my purpose.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • By the use of this lamp-glass, employed in the same way, you have a steady flame, which you can look at, and carefully examine, as I hope you will do, at home.

    The Chemical History of a Candle

  • They put a lamp-glass round the candle, supported on a kind of gallery, which clasps it, and it can be slipped up and down as required.

    The Chemical History of a Candle

  • I realised, then, that I had, in my agitation, unconsciously caught hold of the hot lamp-glass, and burnt my hand, badly.

    The House on the Borderland: Chapter 6

  • The chief thing I noticed concerning Murray, on the first and only occasion on which I saw him, was that he had had an accident with his bicycle, for in the right-hand corner of his lamp-glass there was a tiny star, and the lamp itself had a dent on the same side, had also lost its hook, and was fastened to the machine by a bit of electric fuse.

    The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective

  • The shivering of a lamp-glass, a burst of flame like a flash of lightning, as the lamp was dashed from where it hung; and then for a few moments intense darkness, while there was a sudden roar and rush for the entrance.

    To Win or to Die A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze

  • Around them, not a breath stirred; all was noiseless, save for some stray beetle, beating against the lamp-glass, and the soul-piercing rustling of the uppermost leaves of the forest-trees.

    Renegade Futurist

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