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plural noun
an old-fashioned slang term for spectacles
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  • Get that girl to give back your gig-lamps, and you will be able to see more clearly into the soul of the Far East.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The big, fat Providence in gig-lamps is sitting by the patient.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • I say, you with the gig-lamps, toss a poor devil a bit o' 'bacco.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • He watched the rain before the gig-lamps, the faint gleaming of the shadowy horse's body, the passing of the dark hedges.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • It was thickly dark, save for the gig-lamps, and they lit on a rippling surface of water.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Still, he had learned more at Oxford than was taught in books--he had learned to be a manly fellow in spite of his gig-lamps.

    The Worlds Greatest Books Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.

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