Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lamp specially adapted to be kept burning during the night in a bedroom.

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Examples

  • For seven years I have never gone to bed without going first to see the light of her night-lamp, or her shadow on the window curtains.

    Honorine

  • For seven years I have never gone to bed without going first to see the light of her night-lamp, or her shadow on the window curtains.

    Honorine

  • The truth is, though she had been lying quite still and silent, she had not been asleep one instant, but had been looking at the night-lamp in the chimney, and had been thinking of Pen for hours and hours.

    The History of Pendennis

  • By the pale night-lamp he could see her sweet, pale face — the purple eyelids were fringed and closed, and one round arm, smooth and white, lay outside of the coverlet.

    Vanity Fair

  • Also that night, and for two or three nights afterwards, a bright starlike light, which was clearly visible from the partial darkness of the room, in which there was only a night-lamp burning, appeared several times directly I over its head, where it remained for some moments, and then slowly moved in the direction of the door, where it disappeared.

    Contributions to All the Year Round

  • Varney officiously assisted his lord to bed, and placed a massive silver night-lamp, with a short sword, on a marble table which stood close by the head of the couch.

    Kenilworth

  • The table near the bed was overturned on the floor, and the glass and the night-lamp both lie smashed to pieces on the carpet.

    Madame Midas

  • Then, by the uncertain light of her night-lamp, she thought she saw the door open slowly and noiselessly.

    The Honor of the Name

  • In the meantime, by the light of my night-lamp, I saw the stranger enter my room through two doors which were fast bolted.

    Household Tales

  • When I entered the bedchamber, and softly approached the bedside by the dim flicker of the night-lamp, my wife was asleep.

    The Woman in White

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