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Betty lamp

or betty lamp

an Early American lamp, consisting of a shallow, covered basin filled with oil, tallow, etc., providing fuel for a wick housed in a teapotlike spout, and often hung by a hook or suspended from a chain.
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1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The phbe-lamp was similar to the betty-lamp, but some had a nose at either end and used a double wick.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman

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