lamplighter

Definitions

  • Sewing by Lamplight
    Sewing by Lamplight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lamplighter (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lamplighter A device used to light lamps.
    • Lamplighter One who, or that which, lights a lamp; "He made the night a little brighter
      Wherever he did go,
      The old lamplighter Of long, long ago."
    • Lamplighter (Zoöl) The calico bass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lamplighter A person employed to light street-lamps.
    • n lamplighter Apiece of paper rolled into a spill, used to light lamps.
    • n lamplighter A torch used for lighting gas-lamps.
    • n lamplighter The bass (fish).
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Quotations

  • Yoshida Kenko
    Yoshida Kenko
    “To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -- such is pleasure beyond compare.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.”

Usage

In literature:

Oh, how will thy departure cloud The lamplight of the little breast!
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
In the lamplight Lane saw this sister throw coat and hat on the banister, come down the hall and enter the kitchen.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Up this I went like a lamplighter, keeping one eye on the corner of the building lest I should be followed.
"My Adventures as a Spy" by Robert Baden-Powell
Some trick of the shaded lamplight, falling on her face, exaggerated its pallor and discoloration.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
But now, in the lamplight and within the safety of those four walls he beheld a real crook, caught, cornered, at bay.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Now Martin was showing her love as no dim flicker or candlelight or domestic lamplight but as a bright, eager fire.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
He turned about for his purchaser's thorough inspection, his bald head above the fringe of white wool about it glistening in the lamplight.
"Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration" by Leona Dalrymple
On the evening of the third day of the fair, Nikolai strolled up to the factory district by lamplight.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
Her little white teeth gleam in the lamplight.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He thought, as he watched Carrie in the lamplight, that he had greatly underrated her attractions on the occasion of their first meeting.
"The Wharf by the Docks" by Florence Warden
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In poetry:

Let, by the lamplight,
Memory range
A hundred harbours
And landfalls strange:
"Portrait Of A Lady-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
Thy candle of fantasy give me!
Oh, give me the lamplight of dream!
Her sweet face, her figure, believe me,
Heart, my heart, on thy wild eyes shall stream.
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
Springs trickle down dark cliffs, and autumn
Dew fills ridgeline grasses. My hair seems
Whiter in lamplight. The flame flickers
Good fortune over and over — and for what?
"Day's End" by Du Fu
I'm saddened by the peonies before the steps, so red,
As evening came I found that only two remained.
Once morning's winds have blown, they surely won't survive,
At night I gaze by lamplight, to cherish the fading red.
"Regret for Peony Flowers" by Bai JuYi
Across the floor, through the opening door,
Where standeth a stately knight,
The lamplight streams, and flickers, and gleams,
On his features stern and white —
'Tis Sir Hugh de Vere, and he cometh more near,
And the lady standeth upright.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Like a fragrant incense rising, curled the smoke of my cigar,
With the lamplight gleaming through it like a mist-enfolded
star;--
And as I gazed, the vapor like a curtain rolled away,
With a sound of bells that tinkled, and the clatter of a sleigh.
"Das Krist Kindel" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

ShoreStation outfits your dock from the lamplight down to the gear rack.
Downtown San Diego's finest compete in the 18th Annual Lamplighter Awards.
207 is a Lamplighter nominee for Favorite Nightclub 2012.
Monster Blood Tattoo – Lamplighter.
Monster Blood Tattoo – Lamplighter .
Second annual Holiday Shopping Expo will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at Lamplighter Inn and Suites.
Now's the time to turn off the tube - experts recommend reading by low lamplight.
Lamplighter Roasting Co. Best Independent Coffeehouse .
The event will take place at St Joseph's Parish Center, located at 2 Lamplighter Drive from 8 am to 8 p.m. 12 hours of scrapbooking time.
The event will take place at St Joseph’s Parish Center, located at 2 Lamplighter Drive from 8 am to 8 pm The day includes: 12 hours of scrapbooking time.
Located in Lamplighter Square on Foothill Boulevard, India Unlimited is, first and foremost, a market selling all sorts of hard-to-find Indian and Pakistani groceries.
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In science:

We say that the lamplighter operates at bounded range, if R(µ) = max(cid:8)min{d(y , o), d(y , x)} : µ(η x) > 0 , y ∈ supp(η )(cid:9) < ∞ .
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
If the lamplighter operates at finite range, or if µ has finite first moment, then there is a Π-valued random variable Z∞ = (Y∞ , X∞) such that Zn → Z∞ in the topology of \Kr ≀ T, almost surely for every starting point g0 = η0 x0 .
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
Now suppose first that the lamplighter operates at bounded range.
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
If µ is irreducible and the lamplighter operates at finite range, then the Dirichlet problem at infinity for continuous functions on Π = bC × ∂T is solvable.
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
For example, in our case, we know that (Π, ν ) is the Poisson boundary when µ has finite first moment, while we proved that the corresponding Dirichlet problem is solvable when the lamplighter operates at finite range, but µ need not have finite first moment for that.
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
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