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[lamp-lahyt] /ˈlæmpˌlaɪt/
the light thrown by a lamp.
Origin of lamplight
1570-80; lamp + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the lamplight army revolvers and sabres with golden tassels on the sword-knots gleamed upon the wall.

    A Mummer's Tale Anatole France
  • The fust time was late in the fall, an' she was preservin' pears by lamplight.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • As the old withered woman spoke, a smile glimmered on her countenance, like lamplight on the wall of a sepulchre.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The lamplight imparted the hue of yellow wax to their pale faces.

  • The picture she had made, kneeling with the lamplight rosying in her hair, hung before him.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • He raised a hand to shield his eyes from the lamplight in the room behind him.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The lamplight fell on her hair, bringing out its reddish tints, and Rosie looked at her uncertainly, and then looked away.

    Six Girls and Bob Marion Ames Taggart
  • Her face in the lamplight looked more tired and grave than ever.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was quite ready to enjoy the Breckenridge sitting-room, the fire, the lamplight, the company of a beautiful woman.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • The lamplight was reflected at a single point from its convex surface.

Word Origin and History for lamplight

also lamp-light, late 14c., from lamp + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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