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fairy lamp

noun
1.
a lamp using a candle as the source of illumination, usually constructed of glass or ceramic material, set on a metal base, and having a fabric shade.
Origin of fairy lamp
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • There was one other fine thing about being sick the fairy lamp!

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • From every fairy lamp the lustrous capital signalled to youth her invitation, her challenge, and her menace.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Consequently, the fairy lamp had things pretty much its own way and it embraced its opportunity.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson

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