from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lamp by which signals may be made, usually fitted with a lantern and either moved in certain ways, or combined with other lamps to form certain groups, or arranged with glasses or slides of different colors.


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  • The flood of light grew brighter from behind and the shadow of the man with the signal-lamp moved sharply across the road.

    The Striker Portfolio

  • Then he requested her to go and ask her mother to put the signal-lamp in the window as it grew dark, and send him clothes and food.

    New National Fourth Reader

  • One after another a string of bright carriages followed it, each more slowly than the carriage in front, till the whole train was at a standstill below him with the red signal-lamp against it.

    The Lunatic At Large

  • It was but two steps from the small parlour to the door of the old George Inn; the wide oak staircase landed almost in the street; there was room for a Turkey rug and nothing more between the threshold and the last round of the descent; but this little space was every evening brilliantly lit up, not only by the light upon the stair and the great signal-lamp below the sign, but by the warm radiance of the bar-room window.

    The Body-Snatcher


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