- a lamp that burns methylated or other spirits instead of oil
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Examples from the Web for spirit lamp
Being the last down, she turned out the spirit-lamp that kept them warm.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Besides what I had suggested, he brought candles, and meat-juice, and a spirit-lamp.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
"We shall be swamped with 'freshies' soon," grunted the owner of the spirit-lamp.The Jolliest School of All
Harz set a pot of coffee on a spirit-lamp, and cut himself some bread.Villa Rubein and Other Stories
She touched the spirit-lamp and what there was of flame died out.The Freelands
- A lamp that burns alcohol or other liquid fuel and is used mainly for heating in laboratory work.
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