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Argand burner

[ahr-gand, -gahnd, -guh nd]
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noun
  1. a type of oil or gas burner in which air is fed directly into the flame through a metal tube inside a cylindrical wick.

Origin of Argand burner

1780–90; named after Aimé Argand (1750–1803), Swiss scientist
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Historical Examples

  • "By way of resting our eyes," I said, and thereupon I extinguished the only light in the room, an Argand-burner oil lamp.

    In Jeopardy

    Van Tassel Sutphen


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