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hurricane lamp

a candlestick or oil lantern protected against drafts or winds by a glass chimney.
Also called hurricane lantern.
Origin of hurricane lamp
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Going out at night with a hurricane lamp, you tread on dozens.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut

    Charles W. L. Bryde
  • “Then—but first let the light be extinguished,” said the king, pointing to the hurricane lamp suspended from the pole of the tent.

  • He lighted the hurricane lamp, took off his coat, turned up the bicycle, and set speedily to work.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • The romance is closed, and he steals to his bunk with a hurricane lamp and finds a bundle of letters.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • He climbed to the bridge again to get a hurricane lamp that he knew was in the chart room.

    Command William McFee
  • Then we took each a hurricane lamp, and went about the decks collecting flying fish for breakfast, finding a dozen of them.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • The old man came sideways down the bridge ladder with a hurricane lamp, and stood with us, striking a light for his cigar.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • He had also lighted the hurricane lamp and suspended it from the top of the totem pole.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton
  • Mr. Spokesly, swinging the hurricane lamp in his hand, laid his other hand upon Captain Rannie's shoulder.

    Command William McFee
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane lamp

hurricane lamp

a paraffin lamp, with a glass covering to prevent the flame from being blown out Also called storm lantern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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