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light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas

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GASLIT sconces are still retained today on the Broad Street Italianate brick facade exterior as a reminder of the building's illumination history.
Never taking her focus off Barney and her tempestuous 55-year relationship with Brooks, Souhami leads us deep into the gaslit world of our gay great-great-grandmothers, late-Victorian rebels who became the first Moderns and posed for the portraits Brooks painted.
WHEN PBS INVITED SOME FAMILIES to return to the past and spend a few months in log and sod huts in Montana or in a cold, gaslit Victorian London townhouse, the rest of us were able to watch and be reminded of the many inconveniences we have gladly left behind.
Adopting a voice that more closely resembles that of the fin de siecle flaneur, the relaxed loiterer in sidewalk cafes and gaslit streets, than that of the social reformer and temperance advocate prevalent among Canadian women writers of the turn of the century, L.
Brian MacDevitt's lighting rarely strays from the gaslit hues established in tire early scenes--sunshine is a rarity here.
They come out arrayed in strange and fantastic garments, and in glaringly gaslit rooms screech and gabble in wild revelry' (p.
A new village at Heavenly - where one out of every 10 skiers hails from the Los Angeles area - is winning raves for amenities that include gaslit brick walking paths, a movie theater, ice-skating rink and, of course, specialty shops and restaurants.
The Cremorne pleasure garden in Chelsea is examined as a 'mini metropolis' of gaslit delights, mixing the respectable and the risque, in the feverish melee of its great dancing platform.
Ibsen wanted a drama with the emotional depths and metaphorical range of Shakespeare, but one that could exist within the musty drawing rooms and gaslit parlors of the 19th-century middle class.
Shifting from a "poetics of space" to a "poetics of gas," Nead also discusses modernity in terms of the gaslit nights of the most illuminated of nineteenth-century cities.
Listen to just a bit of his description of the Victorian philosopher John Stuart Mill, an "administrative piston" at the East India Company for 35 years: "Most of his active life was passed at the end of that 100-yard-long gaslit corridor in Leadenhall Street, behind a thick green baize door, in a high bare office smelling of coconut matting and ink and coal dust, inditing the sealed instructions of Imperial administration.
The business prospered, the brothers acquired wealth and reputation, and in 1844 James was elected mayor of what had become a gaslit metropolis inhabited by 300,000 people, the cobblestoned streets loud with the clatter of horses and wagons, the ships in the rivers crowding so close to the piers that their bowsprits pushed up against the upper windows of the waterfront taverns.
In "Vienna About 1900" the horse-drawn carriage is driven towards the camera through the rain of a gaslit street.
On two special Christmas evenings, December 17 and 21, the superbly preserved Victorian village ladles on atmosphere, with gaslit streets, candle-lit houses, carollers, chestnuts, mulled wine and silent movie classics.