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droplight

[drop-lahyt] /ˈdrɒpˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an electric or gas lamp suspended from the ceiling or wall by a flexible cord or tube.
Origin of droplight
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; drop + light1
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  • He stirred the beads about on his palm, and presently swung them under the droplight.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • For a minute, the droplight on the table seemed to be dancing a Russian trpac.

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • Old Broadbrim looked at it, going over to the desk where the droplight swung.

    Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia Author of "Old Broadbrim"
  • A droplight with a pretty shade gave a home-like air, and the room was as attractive as any other in the house.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • The droplight over the music and the flare of the fire leaped out of the darkness like medallions.

    Kenny Leona Dalrymple
  • Aunt Cordelia relaxing her attention for the moment turned to speak to Uncle Charlie who was reading his paper by the droplight.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
  • If no room is available, the kitchen has a cover put on the table, a droplight, and a few restful chairs are provided.

    Etiquette Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for droplight

droplight

/ˈdrɒpˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an electric light that may be raised or lowered by means of a pulley or other mechanism
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