from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An upright standard with a broad base, serving to hold one or more lamps.


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  • He picked his nose far too often, and innumerable times I'd curse him if I found a vagrant snot-ball, relaxing dreamily beneath the lamp-stand.

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  • He picked his nose and innumerable times I'd curse him if I found a vagrant snot-ball relaxing dreamily beneath the lamp-stand.

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  • I touched a lamp-stand, marveling at the smoothness of gold.

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  • He took a taper to the little clay day-lamp which kept a source of fire, and kindled the cluster on the big branched lamp-stand.

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  • But she had a secret object -- to regain possession of the paper spiral that lay there neglected, its pin sticking up beside the lamp-stand.

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  • I write this before daybreak by the carved wood lamp-stand, in which I take great delight, because they tell me that you had it made when you were at Samos.

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  • The modern brass-work of Jaipur is somewhat attractive, and we bought various articles -- a tall lamp-stand, an elephant bell, and a few ordinary bowls of excellent shape.

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  • A drug store with a soda fountain that was just huge, awful long, and all lovely marble; and on it there was a great big lamp with the biggest shade you ever saw -- all different kinds colored glass stuck together; and the soda spouts, they were silver, and they came right out of the bottom of the lamp-stand!

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  • Here, the scattered condition of the nation is just as distinctly indicated by the fact that the seven lamps are no longer united in one lamp-stand.

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  • ONE lamp-stand with seven lamps, indicative of Israel's unity in the

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