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student lamp

a table lamp whose light source can be adjusted in height.
Origin of student lamp
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Cora got down the books and drew their chairs up to the student-lamp.

  • He might as well have taken an umbrella or a German student-lamp.

    A Rivermouth Romance Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Directly after tea he repaired to the studio, and, lighting the German student-lamp, fell to work on the letters.

    The Stillwater Tragedy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Why, there's 'student-lamp' and 'Cook-stove' and 'Footlights.'

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • I guess you would better send me my student-lamp, after all, for I'm surely going to need it.

    A Voice in the Wilderness Grace Livingston Hill
  • But the student-lamp on the table had burned out, and the light of the gibbous moon was creeping in through the open windows.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • It was Varnum's student-lamp; Jack knew it at once from a caricature he had himself drawn on the shade.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • So I stepped down from the chair, lighted my student-lamp, and offered my little guest my hand.

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