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British Dictionary definitions for gig-lamps

gig-lamps

pl n
  1. an old-fashioned slang term for spectacles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Historical Examples

  • I say, you with the gig-lamps, toss a poor devil a bit o' 'bacco.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • The big, fat Providence in gig-lamps is sitting by the patient.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick

  • Get that girl to give back your gig-lamps, and you will be able to see more clearly into the soul of the Far East.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • It was thickly dark, save for the gig-lamps, and they lit on a rippling surface of water.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • He watched the rain before the gig-lamps, the faint gleaming of the shadowy horse's body, the passing of the dark hedges.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence