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flash lamp

or flashlamp

noun, Photography
a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Also called flash.
Origin of flash lamp
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ours is a war-station, you know, and folk like to look at the inside, and the flash-lamp I invented.

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
  • In the light of a flash-lamp Lowell saw a letter and a roll of bills.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • Now and then Miss Brock, with a flash-lamp, came out from the bungalow.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • The night nurse moved about from bed to bed, with her flash-lamp.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Beyond the threshold he halted and pressed the button of his flash-lamp.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Using his flash-lamp he found his way to the ladder-shaft and descended.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • "You seem to have made a ten-strike with Judge Warner," the ex-cow-puncher remarked, replacing the flash-lamp in its seat pocket.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • "Gerout, Zeppelin," she observed as a flash-lamp was turned on her.

  • The flash-lamp in his hand flung its white brush of radiance along the wall.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • On the stock, distinctly nicked into the hard rubber as Stern held the flash-lamp to it, were the unmistakable imprints of teeth.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England

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