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[lamp-lahyt] /ˈlæmpˌlaɪt/
the light thrown by a lamp.
Origin of lamplight
First recorded in 1570-80; lamp + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The fust time was late in the fall, an' she was preservin' pears by lamplight.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The Englishman headed his men, his long face sinister in the lamplight.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • It seemed to merge into tongues of flame where the lamplight caught it.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • The lamplight imparted the hue of yellow wax to their pale faces.

  • He raised a hand to shield his eyes from the lamplight in the room behind him.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The room, seen by the lamplight, was shiplike, but as decidedly not shipshape.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • His tone was not loud, but it or the lamplight in her face awakened Mary-'Gusta.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Her face in the lamplight looked more tired and grave than ever.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A flood of lamplight poured upon the buggy and its occupants.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The lamplight was reflected at a single point from its convex surface.

Word Origin and History for lamplight

also lamp-light, late 14c., from lamp + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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