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.
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.
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.
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.