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student lamp

a table lamp whose light source can be adjusted in height.
Origin of student lamp
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You want a crockery set, first; a student lamp, and an oil can to keep your oil in.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • I was correcting some examination papers, she added, going to the desk and turning out the student lamp.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
  • He studied when he might better have been at play, and he kept up his diary under a student lamp into all hours of the night.

    On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller
  • A student lamp, or shaded incandescent light, should be used for reading.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • They saw the dim glow of the student lamp in his quarters, as they jingled cheerily away.

  • I went out this morning and bought a student lamp at the store, paying six dollars and a half for it.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • The arm-chair was gone, the books were gone, the student lamp was gone, although it was my sitting-room.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • In another moment a dozen marshmallows were frizzling over the gas-jets, while the student lamp did duty for several more.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • Mrs. Wyman left the room and the consul drew his chair closer to his desk where a student lamp burned.

    A Voyage with Captain Dynamite Charles Edward Rich
  • Ephraim, holding a burning match in clumsy fingers, lit a student lamp—the fire of a new hearth.

    The Mormon Prophet Lily Dougall

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