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  • While I was in the light-room, I felt it shaking and waving, not with the tremor of the Bell Rock, but with the WAVING OF A TREE!

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  • The latter did not appear for a length of time to have visited the light-room.

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  • The light-room, though unprovided with its machinery, being now covered over with the cupola, glazed and painted, had a very complete and cleanly appearance.

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  • The second, or light-room store, was at present much encumbered with various tools and apparatus for the use of the workmen.

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  • It may be here proper to notice that the loading of the centre of the light-room floor, or last principal stone of the building, did not fail, when put on board, to excite an interest among those connected with the work.

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  • The steps of the stair being landed, and all the weightier articles of the light-room got up to the balcony, the wooden bridge was now to be removed, as it had a very powerful effect upon the beacon when a heavy sea struck it, and could not possibly have withstood the storms of a winter.

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  • This evening they were trying to outrun each other in descending from the light-room, when Henderson led the way; but they were in conversation with each other till they came to the rope-ladder distended between the entrance-door of the lighthouse and the beacon.

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  • Being now within twelve courses of being ready for building the cornice, measures were taken for getting the stones of it and the parapet-wall of the light-room brought from Edinburgh, where, as before noticed, they had been prepared and were in readiness for shipping.

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  • During the dinner-hour, when the men were off work the writer generally took some exercise by walking round the walls when the rock was under water; but today his boundary was greatly enlarged, for, instead of the narrow wall as a path, he felt no small degree of pleasure in walking round the balcony and passing out and in at the space allotted for the light-room door.

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  • Selkirk, Mr. James Glen, and Mr. John Gibson, plumber, with considerable difficulty, from the boisterous state of the weather, got the gilded ball screwed on, measuring two feet in diameter, and forming the principal ventilator at the upper extremity of the cupola of the light-room.

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  • On ships, "... a small apartment, having double glass windows, near the magazine. It is used to contain the lights, by which the gunner and his assistants are enabled to fill the cartridges with powder, to be ready for action.

    "Large ships of war generally have two light-rooms, viz.
    After light-room, that apartment which is attached to the after magazine.
    Fore light-room, is that which gives light to the fore or great magazine."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 234

    October 12, 2008