Lamp-lighter

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lamp-lighter a person employed to light street-lamps: that by which a lamp is lighted, as a spill or torch
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lampe—Gr. lampas, -adoslampein, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

The lamp-lighter came as usual to light the lantern which was situated precisely opposite the door of No.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Through its dusk the street lamps were popping into illumination as the lamp-lighter made his rapid way.
"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White
After order had been restored, and the binnacle lamp relighted, she went ahead again, passing wide of the lighter in her search for the Isabels.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
There is not a scene shifter, not a super, not a lamp lighter but points his finger at me.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
On their heads they have a horn very like a stiff brown paper lamp-lighter.
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
When finished, or perhaps before, you will find you have made a bunch of excellent lamp-lighters.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 18, July 30, 1870" by Various
Waste paper that has been written on, cut into slips, and creased and folded, makes very good allumettes or lamp-lighters.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The little lamp-lighter ran down out of the court with his ladder as they turned in.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Those are double-boats, jackets, pants, badges, nose-pinchers, lamp-lighters, firemen's caps and soldier caps.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
However, in Germany about this time lamps were developed for burning the lighter distillates and these were introduced into several countries.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
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In news:

Smaller and lighter than lamp-based projectors.
The family will receive friends tonight from 5:30 to 9 at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home, 1105 Lamp Lighter Circle, Goldsboro.
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