fairy lamp

  1. a lamp using a candle as the source of illumination, usually constructed of glass or ceramic material, set on a metal base, and having a fabric shade.

Origin of fairy lamp

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby fairy lamp

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How to use fairy lamp in a sentence

  • Consequently, the fairy lamp had things pretty much its own way and it embraced its opportunity.

    Peggy Stewart at School | Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • From every fairy lamp the lustrous capital signalled to youth her invitation, her challenge, and her menace.

    The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
  • There was one other fine thing about being sick the fairy lamp!

    Half-Past Seven Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Now it will shine here every night like a little fairy lamp, and when we give my party it will be of great use, won't it?

    Lady Daisy and Other Stories | Caroline Stewart
  • Next moment an exquisite ring, diamonds and emeralds, scintillated in the light of the nearest fairy lamp.

    My Lord Duke | E. W. Hornung