Astral lamp


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Astral lamp an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped reservoir in which the oil is contained.
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In literature:

Modern furniture came into the town, and astral lamps were seen!
"An Old Maid" by Honore de Balzac
A soft astral lamp threw its mellow rays about the room.
"The Allen House" by T. S. Arthur
The astral-lamp burnt upon the table; upon the sofa sat two young ladies.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
Their astral bodies have departed from them, to be present at the feast of lamps in the holy Lamasery of Rudok in Tibet.
"The Mystery of Cloomber" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Even as he stood there the hall door flew open and a bright beam from the astral lamp within shot athwart the road.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
Wash the shade of an astral lamp, once a week, and the glass chimney oftener.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Let's be content with the dim shining of that Astral lamp which is sending its glimmer from the closet there.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
He shut out the daylight and read by an astral lamp on the table.
"The Home Life of Poe" by Susan Archer Weiss
Taking a lamp in his hand, Astral went out into the hallway and to the front door.
"Overshadowed" by Sutton E. Griggs
By the by, it was not our old broken astral lamp, but the solar lamp that I lent her.
"Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume 2 of 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne