oil lamp


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Synonyms for oil lamp

a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light

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The low-roofed, oak-panelled room into which he conducted them was brilliantly lit by four scented oil lamps.
All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.
The inside of the dome is figured all over with a monstrous inscription in Turkish characters, wrought in gold mosaic, that looks as glaring as a circus bill; the pavements and the marble balustrades are all battered and dirty; the perspective is marred every where by a web of ropes that depend from the dizzy height of the dome, and suspend countless dingy, coarse oil lamps, and ostrich-eggs, six or seven feet above the floor.
In time it would be demolished to make way for what would be known as the "Emerson School," in which, to be worthy of this high title, the huge stoves would be supplanted with hot-water pipes, oil lamps with soft, indirect lighting, and unsightly out-buildings with modern plumbing.
Hour after hour this had continued--the darkness had fallen and the room was dim from the light of two smoky oil lamps.
It was a large room, lighted by oil lamps with tin reflectors.
The light produced by the mantle (which is a kind of catalytic converter) is much brighter (three to four times) than an open flame oil lamp.
The festivities will open at 11amin traditional style with the lighting of a 5ft oil lamp to the rhythms of ceremonial drums and conch shell blowing.
On the other side there are four white LEDs (light emitting diodes) which are very powerful and produce as much light as an oil lamp.
The brown Tiffany-style oil lamp, humidors and brandy service await a complement of local businessmen meeting together in repose.
The mood was far more somber inside the five-room exhibit, where the first section featured many of van Gogh's earlier, darker works such as ``Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette'' and ``The Potato Eaters,'' a depiction of five gaunt peasants dining under a dim oil lamp.
It was probably an oil lamp suspended by a metal collar around the rim and light would have come through the lattice work at the bottom.
SOME 5,000 years ago the first oil lamp was discovered when oil was placed in a clay jar, with a wick made of cloth or rope and lighted.
A Victorian table and an old oil lamp will decorate the center stage as the seanachie begins his tale: ``There's love and laughter here, and a steamy mug of Christmas punch to warm the mind to the possibility that we will have the time of our lives.