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Origin of lamplighter
Examples from the Web for lamplighter
He engaged the lamplighter of the theatre to wear the ragpicker's costume for three weeks, so that it might be suitably dirty.
The lamplighter even, dropping jewels as he went, passed them by unheeded.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
The lamplighter was usually a tall man, a character, and his position was considered an important one.Fifth Avenue|Arthur Bartlett Maurice
A lamplighter ran past Foma, overtook him, placed his ladder against the lamp post and went up.Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
Up this I went like a lamplighter, keeping one eye on the corner of the building lest I should be followed.My Adventures as a Spy|Robert Baden-Powell