Try Our Apps


The saddest words

Argand lamp

an oil lamp with a chimney, having a tubular wick that permits air to reach the center of the flame.
Origin of Argand lamp
1795-1805; named after A. Argand. See Argand burner Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Argand lamp
Historical Examples
  • The parlor was beautifully though not brilliantly lighted by an Argand lamp.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • Then comes the Argand lamp; and down with the Encyclopedistic volumes.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • The former resembled the Argand lamp in some respects and the latter was a three-flame burner suggesting a fleur-de-lis.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Two piles of books supported the tongs, and these upheld a small glass retort above an Argand lamp.

  • The first important improvement was the introduction of that admirable invention the Argand lamp, with a double stream of air.

  • A tall, Argand lamp on a marble table, shed its mild, ethereal light over the rich furniture.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • The flexible pipe conveying oxygen to centre of the Argand lamp.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Argand lamp

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Argand

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for argand lamp