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lamp chimney

a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp
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  • Then there was a little crack, and Mary involuntarily looked at the lamp chimney.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • This caused the lamp chimney to smoke and foul itself with soot.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • If no fire is on while waiting for it, heat cloths on a lamp chimney.

  • Began this morning by breaking a lamp chimney before I was dressed.

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The lamp chimney not only protected the flame from drafts but also improved combustion by increasing the supply of air.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Did you notice when you lit the lamp whether the lamp chimney was hot, warm, or quite cold?

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • The lower carbon, when removed from the lamp chimney of the last experiment, served as a lead pencil to write on paper.

  • He has voyaged twice down the lamp chimney, as if it were the funnel of a steamship.

  • Mr. Curtis knocked the ash from his extinct cigar and relit it at the top of the lamp chimney.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • The air over a lamp chimney, or over a register in a furnace-heated house, is moving upward rapidly.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne

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