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electric torch

noun, British.
torch1 (def 4).
Origin of electric torch
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he reached for his electric torch and peered into the keyhole—there was a key inside that obstructed!

    Dreamy Hollow Sumner Charles Britton
  • And the officer, recognized, flashing an electric torch, passed on.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • He turned and began to run back, fumbling in his pocket for his electric torch.

    Tales of Chinatown Sax Rohmer
  • Quintana shined him with an electric torch; picked up the watch.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • The beam from the electric torch was so bright it fairly seared its way into her fatigued mind.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Holding his electric torch in one hand, he crept into the room.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • She switched on the electric torch, and Leslie and Rags followed after her in solemn procession.

    The Dragon's Secret Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • He flashed an electric torch on to the disordered carcasses.

  • The corporal hands me an electric torch, and I begin to read the burial service.

    With our Fighting Men William E. Sellers
  • They raised it easily and Hilliard flashed in a beam from his electric torch.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts

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