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Argand lamp

noun
1.
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
1795-1805; named after A. Argand. See Argand burner
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  • Then comes the Argand lamp; and down with the Encyclopedistic volumes.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

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

  • 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 parlor was beautifully though not brilliantly lighted by an Argand lamp.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • The flexible pipe conveying oxygen to centre of the Argand lamp.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
  • A tall, Argand lamp on a marble table, shed its mild, ethereal light over the rich furniture.

    Eventide Effie Afton

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