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lamp chimney

a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp
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  • The lower carbon, when removed from the lamp chimney of the last experiment, served as a lead pencil to write on paper.

  • Then there was a little crack, and Mary involuntarily looked at the lamp chimney.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • The boxer I will rush at boxer H, then retreat hurriedly, and this will be repeated as long as you rub the lamp chimney.

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

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine
  • “It would look like a revolution,” added the pyrotechnician negligently, as he lighted a cigarette in the lamp chimney.

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
  • The lamp chimney not only protected the flame from drafts but also improved combustion by increasing the supply of air.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • "Yes, I spotted that," said Dermot, lighting a cigarette over the lamp chimney.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • 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
  • Garstaing drew a deep breath, and, returning his pipe to his capacious mouth ignited a match over the lamp chimney and re-lit it.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • He has voyaged twice down the lamp chimney, as if it were the funnel of a steamship.

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