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also lamppost, 1731, from lamp + post (n.1).

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  • He came to a full stop against a lamp-post, and stared fiercely at his friend as he asked this question.

    Aurora Floyd, Vol. I (of 3) M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
  • Also the lamp-post near which they stood was chipped by a bullet which neither could have fired.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • He was found next morning hanging to a lamp-post, at Camp Hill Station.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • It was true I ran into the horse, but it was not my fault that it bolted and went into the lamp-post.

    Eliza Barry Pain
  • There is a lamp-post in the extreme foreground and beside it stands a green bench.

  • She put out her hand just in time to steady herself against a lamp-post.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Particularly included, evidently, was a sparrow, offensively cheerful upon a lamp-post.

    Penrod and Sam Booth Tarkington
  • She pushed the lamp-post away from her violently, and found herself walking.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • A few yards off he stopped under a lamp-post and laughed in the hearty, noiseless fashion which was peculiar to him.

  • I will put the letter in a lamp-post box, so that he will never get it.

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