hurricane lantern

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hurricane lantern an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds; candlestick with a glass chimney
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Usage

In literature:

By careful inquiry in the outer Hut he finds an ice-axe, crowbar and hurricane lantern.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
A sense of chill, not physical, indeed almost impersonal, attacked him as he entered, hurricane-lantern aloft.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Inside the lanterns, light comes from a single candle-shaped light bulb, set inside a small hurricane lamp chimney.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
The verandah was in darkness but for a hurricane hand lantern on the top step.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
And they went in to buy the hurricane lanterns.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
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In news:

Hurricane Irene flooded dozens of pumpkin patches this year, leading to what many say will be an unprecedented shortage — and price increase — for those wanting to carve traditional Halloween Jack O' Lanterns.
Throw, £6, dotted throw, £13, striped cushion, two pack, £8, denim cushion, £10, script cushion, £7, door stop, £8, lantern, £12.50, t-light holder, £8, wooden lantern, £25, hurricane vase, £3 and chenille cushion, £7.
NEW YORK (AP) — Northeastern states are facing a jack-o'-lantern shortage this Halloween after Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the region, farmers say.
Good luck buying lanterns, generators, propane, or - if you are really unprepared - rain boots and batteries in areas in the path of Hurricane Sandy as it bears down on the US East Coast.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo said Friday that rain and hurricane conditions didn't keep people from seeing the annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo said Friday that rain and hurricane conditions didn't keep people from seeing the annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular .
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