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- n. A person who lives in a lighthouse and tends the light together with its optics and mechanisms.
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- n. the keeper of a lighthouse
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It was discovered in 1894 by a lighthouse keeper named Lyall—or, to be more precise, it was discovered by one of Lyall’s cats.
Give me five minutes to remove the dragons from downstairs, and the coast, as the fogbound lighthouse keeper said to his wife, will be clear.”
I'd had some experience of death certificates and coroners and such a couple of years ago, when I'd been a temporary lighthouse keeper and had spotted a woman's dead body rolling over and over in the waves breaking on the rocks along the shoreline of Monterey Bay.