spirit lamp


a lamp that burns methylated or other spirits instead of oil

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Examples from the Web for spirit lamp

Historical Examples of 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.

  • Harz set a pot of coffee on a spirit-lamp, and cut himself some bread.

  • She touched the spirit-lamp and what there was of flame died out.

    The Freelands

    John Galsworthy

spirit lamp in Medicine

spirit lamp


A lamp that burns alcohol or other liquid fuel and is used mainly for heating in laboratory work.
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