storm lamp


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n storm lamp 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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In literature:

The cuddy was lighted by a swinging lamp which revealed Sylvia questioning one of the women concerning the storm.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
Meanwhile the gusts of wind which accompanied the outbreak of the storm extinguished the lamps and pitch-pans.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The storm shrieks through her broken doors, the light flickers in her earthen lamp flinging shadows on the walls.
"Fruit-Gathering" by Rabindranath Tagore
The cook served the meal on deck, but they had hardly begun when he lighted a storm-lamp.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
The last cask of lamp oil, too, fell a sacrifice to this storm, having been torn from its fastenings, and broken into pieces.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
The respite in the tempest was but temporary; before the lamp was relit and order restored, the storm had burst again upon us.
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
Within the door, and under the hall lamp, was a noisy group in a storm of gestures and of voices.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The candle in this lamp burned night and day, through winter's storms and summer's balms.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
The lamp had burned itself out and the storm was again howling in its second attack.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
The lamp was inclosed so that the storm could not harm it.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand

In poetry:

The lamps of Rome and Greece,
The signs of war and peace,
The eagle in the storm,
Man's clay-fast form.
"Introit : II. Images" by Thomas MacDonagh
My babe! my tiny babe! my only babe!
My single rose-bud in a crown of thorns!
My lamp that in that narrow hut of life,
Whence I looked forth upon a night of storm!
Burned with the lustre of the moon and stars!
"A Mother's Wail" by Henry Timrod