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gas mantle

noun
1.
mantle (def 5).
Origin of gas mantle
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • This line of experimentation finally bore fruit of immense value for from it the gas-mantle evolved.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Inasmuch as the gas-mantle had not yet appeared, the gas was burned in jets.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The gas-mantle was a great boon to the mariner as well as to civilized beings in general.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The gas-mantle has made it possible for gas-lighting to continue as a competitor of electric-lighting for the streets.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • During the last twenty years the gas-mantle has been very generally applied to beacon-lights.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The Spielman paper mill stood where the gas-mantle factory of Curtis and Harvey is now found.

    The Dover Road Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for gas-mantle

gas mantle

noun
1.
a mantle for use in a gaslight See mantle (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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