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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAMP

Phidias has returned; and he likes to have no lamp burn later than his own.

He lighted the lamp, turned down the wick, and replaced the chimney.

Yet he glances behind him and shivers, while the lamp burns pale.

Then, mechanically, his hand went to the lamp on the table back of the couch.

She was reading by the lamp, and the door into the hall stood open.

Far away was the night nurse's desk, with its lamp, its annunciator, its pile of records.

Seizing the lamp from the hearth, she hastened to the window that overlooked the street-door.

I will take the lamp to the room at the side, where the window opens to the floor.

He brought in with him a gust of wind that caused the lamp to smoke.

The lamp, my boy, is meat and drink to me, and companionship and a joy unspeakable.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French lampe "lamp, lights" (12c.), from Latin lampas "a light, torch, flambeau," from Greek lampas "torch, lamp, beacon, meteor, light," from lampein "to shine," from nasalized form of PIE root *lap- "to shine" (cf. Lithuanian lope "light," Old Irish lassar "flame"). Replaced Old English leohtfæt "light vessel." To smell of the lamp "be a product of laborious night study" is from 1570s.

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