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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lamp made from an old tin can and with a rag as a wick, and filled with slush or refuse fat: used in the Australian bush, and by explorers in the Arctic regions, etc.


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  • The slush-lamp I find spilt over most everything, but I have a candle in my pocket.

    CHAPTER 26

  • One morning when it was his turn to cook the common breakfast, Weatherbee rolled out of his blankets, and to the snoring of his companion, lighted first the slush-lamp and then the fire.

    In a Far Country

  • Through mutual fear they tacitly let the slush-lamp burn all night, and saw to a plentiful supply of bacon-grease before retiring.

    In a Far Country

  • Belden pricked up the slush-lamp, surveyed the inside of the case critically, and swearing admiringly to himself, handed it over to Louis Savoy.


  • For a long while the slush-lamp shadows played tragedies upon the wall.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Malemute Kid pricked up the slush-lamp, and placed it so its light might fall upon the face of the narrator.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • So, by the light of the wildly swinging slush-lamp, to the tumult on deck and to cries of "She's sinking!"

    Chapter 19

  • The bright flame of the slush-lamp caught its eye.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Malemute Kid blew out the slush-lamp and crawled under the blankets with Prince.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Kent was so nervous that it took three puffs to blow out the slush-lamp, and he crawled into his blankets without even removing his moccasins.



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