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gas jet

gas burner (def 1).
a flame of illuminating gas.
Origin of gas jet
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Dimly burned a gas jet in the room whose door stood open at the left.

  • He threw up the windows and hesitated an instant by the gas jet.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • The man was standing directly beneath the gas jet which Merry had lighted by pressing the electric button.

  • I wonder how many of those who could not stand the "test" turned the gas jet on.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • A second later the stifling odour of block matches drifted through the room, and Emeline lighted a gas jet.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • All he saw was the one gas jet winking at him, he thought, sarcastically.

    The Burning Secret Stefan Zweig
  • And moving my hand to and fro under the gas jet, I caused to shine in their eyes the single drop of yellow liquid it still held.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • There was a gas jet beside the bureau, but Tessie could not find any matches.

    The Amazing Inheritance Frances R. Sterrett
  • A gas jet or two burned all night and revealed the gaunt rafters and skylights.

  • Beneath a gas jet in the open room Dan Moran sat reading a book.

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