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  • I can see him yet, boiling milk on a spirit-lamp, while Peter worked at a Primus stove to get him a hot-water bottle.


  • And Soames, who felt the chill and the eeriness of that world-new to him and so very old: the world, unowned, visiting the scene of its past — went down and made himself tea on a spirit-lamp.

    In Chancery

  • And while I sat studying Ventnor, they put together a meal from the stores, brewed tea over the spirit-lamp with water from the bubbling spring.

    The Metal Monster

  • The bones of this head are so fresh, that they contain, according to the analysis by Mr.T. Reeks, seven per cent of animal matter; and when placed in a spirit-lamp, they burn with a small flame.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • A cloth was laid on a round table, and on it stood a china tea service and a silver spirit-lamp and tea kettle.

    Anna Karenina

  • This dark, unattractive girl had apparently no thought for anything but her tea-making; she moved the cups this way and that, filled the pot with water, blew out and lighted again the flame of the spirit-lamp, without paying the least heed to Maurice, making, indeed, such an ostentatious show of being occupied, that it would have needed a brave man to break in upon her duties with idle words.

    Maurice Guest

  • Then she took cups and saucers from a cupboard in the wall, and prepared tea over a spirit-lamp.

    Maurice Guest

  • He supplied himself with what little food he required from his own stock of provisions, a small spirit-lamp sufficing to perform all the operations of his meager cookery.

    Off on a Comet

  • He watched her move about the room in search of spirit-lamp and coffee-mill.

    Maurice Guest

  • Madeleine rose, blew out the flame of the spirit-lamp, and refilled the teapot.

    Maurice Guest


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