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  • n. Plural form of lamplighter.


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  • A mother cat and her new litter are nestled into a pile of loose sacking against the next house, the lamplighters are working to repair the lamp across the street, and the baker and his wife are having a row in their house on the corner.

    Exit the Actress

  • He is so self-assured that he commits several cardinal sins, according to the recipes of writing workshops: he always starts in media res, he never explains terms Circus, mole, lamplighters, scalphunters, babysitters, wranglers, inquisitors and he shifts viewpoints constantly and unapologetically.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: The Circus Ringmaster: John le Carré

  • But when a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously-regarded society of all-women teratologists is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamund might no longer be the most despised soul around.

    Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish: Book summary

  • But he's found it no easier to fit in with the lamplighters than he ever has - always too small and too meek, his loneliness continues no matter how hard he tries to succeed.

    Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish: Book summary

  • Now that the storm was over, the lamplighters had come out to relight the torches that served as streetlights.

    Rot & Ruin

  • At intervals along the boulevards, lamplighters set their gay fires.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • The marching song of the dwarves mingled with the songs of the lamplighters, the matrons calling their charges home to dinner, and the hundreds of dwarves returning home from the day's work in the mines, the stonecutting and jewelry shops -- plus the sounds of tailors, weavers, pot - ters, candlemakers, and the vast number of other arti - sans, craftsmen, and laborers who made up a city.


  • She was right there, and as one of the lamplighters hung a lantern at the corner of the street I knew we'd be staying in our tent overnight.


  • The lamplighters were followed by a gigantic painted fish, its jaws open wide, being ridden by a young woman in a bikini and cowboy hat, urging the fish along with her riding crop.


  • If I looked hard enough I could see ghosts of decades-old lamplighters at their craft, holding small flames at the end of long poles to illuminate candles inside streetlamp globes.

    Anna Kavan and the Void


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