hurricane lamp

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Origin of hurricane lamp

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called hurricane lantern.
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Examples from the Web for hurricane lamp

Historical Examples of hurricane lamp

  • Men began to move about the ship, and a sailor appeared with a hurricane-lamp.

  • That twenty-minute evolution, by the light of a hurricane-lamp, was a nightmare.

  • Tableaux-vivants are lovely in their way, even in a cave lighted dimly by a hurricane-lamp, but sterner scenes are on the curtain.

    Foes in Ambush

    Charles King

  • It was past these that the adjutant walked rapidly away, swinging his hurricane-lamp in his hand.

    The Deserter

    Charles King


British Dictionary definitions for hurricane lamp

hurricane lamp

noun
  1. a paraffin lamp, with a glass covering to prevent the flame from being blown outAlso called: storm lantern
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