from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lamp hung up on board of a man-of-war during hours when smoking is permitted, for the men to light their pipes by.
  • n. In physiology, a lamp employed for the smoking of the glazed paper fastened to the drum of the kymograph. Various forms of smoking-lamps are in use, the most common, perhaps, being gas-burners with broad fish-tail flames, petroleum-lamps with very broad wicks, and lamps fitted with an air-bulb to spray the soot upon the paper.


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