• WordNet 3.6
    • n lampshade a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lampshade A shade or screen placed above or around the flame of a lamp, to intercept, modify, or reflect the light. It may be opaque, or have a dark exterior and a reflecting interior surface so disposed as to throw the light downward or in any other direction desired, Lamp-shades are made of glass, tin, porcelain, silk, paper, etc.
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In literature:

My lampshades would be sure to take fire, my roses and my fibs to be larger than life.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
The lampshade revealed it colourless, and lustreless her eyes.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Oh, I didn't buy anything: I merely waited while the girls chose some lampshades.
"Madame de Treymes" by Edith Wharton
Before long, the lampshade craze increasing in virulence, they had between them re-lampshaded the entire house.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
The winter curtains were drawn; the orange lampshades cast a soft golden light around.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
He removed the green cardboard lampshade to keep his equivocal visitor under strict observation.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
The silk lampshade conflagration had just begun to smoulder in the American household.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Machine and handworkers carry out special orders in making curtains, cushions, lampshades, etc.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
It consists normally of a stand, switch, cord, lampshade holder, and shade.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson

In poetry:

See how wholly transformed they are
By the fire in the glowing lampshade;
Edge of wall, edge of window-pane,
Our own figures and our own shadows.
"Without A Title" by Boris Pasternak
Oh! Fullers angel-cake, Robertson’s marmalade,
Liberty lampshade, come shine on us all,
My! what a spread for the friends of Myfanwy,
Some in the alcove and some in the hall.
"Myfanwy" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

This Halloween, everyone is fighting for second place thanks to Paralympic skier, cancer survivor and motivational speaker Josh Sundquist and his lampshade costume.
My latest knockoff is a lampshade made from a world globe.
Wide stock of lampshades in all sizes, styles and materials.
Not too many years ago, trimmings were mostly found on expensive lampshades .
Suddenly, self-trimmings made an entrance, and the pessimists moaned that they would double the cost of lampshades .
Man in Flag, Man in Lampshade .
Lampshades, light fixtures, coffee tables and bureaus from the 1960s — the golden age of Scandinavian design — feature a simple elegance and sinuous lines.
RIP Phyllis Diller, author of 'Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse '.
Store.LA: Handmade ceramics, furniture, lampshades and more.
I was still pondering my vote around the time most people were putting lampshades on their heads.
Lamp and paper lampshade with stiff interior or plastic lining.
Mark Candido gives tips for choosing the perfect lampshade to go with your lamp base.
I'm Miles Redd and my designer's secret is lampshades.
Take an ordinary lampshade and paint the interior or the exterior a bright color and suddenly you've transformed the shade.
Move away from the lampshade.

In science:

The conical support disk design (“lampshade design”) provides an elegant way to implement module overlaps, eliminating any dead areas, and allows for easy module mounting and cable routing.
SiD Letter of Intent