Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of street lamp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gas or other lamp used for illuminating a street.

Etymologies

street +‎ lamp (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Fog hung around the street-lamp lights, the air wet and cold.

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  • The famous Railton place, which had secrets walkin to and fro, talking of Lord knows seen many 9 what mischief, stood in darkness, the front door bright and clear in the light from the nearby street-lamp.

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  • Billboard stanchions are twisted into strange angles, and massive highway signs and street-lamp posts are wrenched into drunken poses.

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  • There was street-lamp light creeping in behind the drapes.

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  • For her eyes were fresh from the blaze, and here there was no street-lamp or lantern to form a kindly transition between the inner glare and the outer dark.

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  • And he looked drowsily about the room, which was fairly perceptible in the half-light from the street-lamp.

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  • There was a street-lamp nearby, and Vera saw the horrified expression that was frozen on his face.

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