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Davy lamp

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noun
a safety lamp formerly used by miners.
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Origin of Davy lamp

First recorded in 1810–20; named after Sir H. Davy

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Davy lamp

noun

Word Origin for Davy lamp

C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it
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