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hurricane lamp

a candlestick or oil lantern protected against drafts or winds by a glass chimney.
Also called hurricane lantern.
Origin of hurricane lamp
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That twenty-minute evolution, by the light of a hurricane-lamp, was a nightmare.

    H.M.S. ---- Klaxon
  • Men began to move about the ship, and a sailor appeared with a hurricane-lamp.

  • Tableaux-vivants are lovely in their way, even in a cave lighted dimly by a hurricane-lamp, but sterner scenes are on the curtain.

    Foes in Ambush Charles King
  • It was past these that the adjutant walked rapidly away, swinging his hurricane-lamp in his hand.

    The Deserter Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane-lamp

hurricane lamp

a paraffin lamp, with a glass covering to prevent the flame from being blown out Also called storm lantern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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