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Argand lamp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argand lamp A lamp with a circular hollow wick and glass chimney which allow a current of air both inside and outside of the flame.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from the inventor, Aimé Argand, of Geneva

Usage

In literature:

The argand lamp was solemnly lighted.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Meantime the wax candle and the Argand oil lamp held their own bravely.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
He employed the light of an ordinary Argand lamp, and polarized it by reflection from a glass surface.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
A tinder spark gives light to an Argand's lamp: is it therefore more luminous?
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A little room contains a bed, an Argand lamp, a table with a small clock, druggist's books and the revised New Testament.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
At first Argand used the lamp without a glass chimney.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Two tall Argand lamps cast a soft radiance over the shabby furniture and faded carpet.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
In 1789 sixteen lamps were used and in 1811 Argand lamps and reflectors were installed, with a revolving mechanism.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
There was a great Argand lamp in one corner.
"Madame Delphine" by George W. Cable
A tall, argand lamp on a marble table, shed its mild, ethereal light over the rich furniture.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
It is lighted by a number of argand lamps with powerful reflectors.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Argand lamp is generally employed in lighthouses.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Two piles of books supported the tongs, and these upheld a small glass retort above an argand lamp.
"Stories of Authors, British and American" by Edwin Watts Chubb
Four argand lamps were hanging parallel to each other, and shed an unpleasant light.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Then comes the Argand Lamp; and down with the Encyclopedistic volumes.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The first important improvement was the introduction of that admirable invention the Argand Lamp, with a double stream of air.
"Smeaton and Lighthouses" by John Smeaton
Two piles of books supported the tongs, and these upheld a small glass retort above an argand lamp.
"Shelley at Oxford" by Thomas Jefferson Hogg
In 1782 a Frenchman, named Argand, introduced the lamp which still bears his name.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
The different limbs were furnished with argand lamps for night-work.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
What did Argand do for the lamp?
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
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