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Davy lamp

noun
1.
a safety lamp formerly used by miners.
Origin of Davy lamp
1810-1820
1810-20; named after Sir H. Davy
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  • The Davy lamp was hung up before him, and the big corve was by his side.

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Davy lamp

noun
1.
Word Origin
C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it
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