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Jack lamp


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jack lamp a lamp for still hunting and camp use. See def. 4, above.
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In literature:

Gertrude and Jack had returned and were there, sitting together on a divan, with only one lamp lighted.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It may be a Jack-o'-lantern; or it may be the identical lamp over the door of the house you're bound for.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
Again and again Jack flashed the red signaling lamp but there was no reply.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
While I was pulling on my red jacks again, out under the lamp, on the corner of the street, up comes Sam and Archie.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
Twin lamps on a pole, white and red, draw nearer and faintly light up two flags, the Union Jack and the Red Cross.
"On the King's Service" by Innes Logan
Another bean had grown in the night, and Jack was up it like a lamp-lighter before you could say knife.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
Jack had a match lighted in his hand, and with this he quickly touched the wick of a lamp.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
Jack struck a light, kindled a bicycle lamp he had brought with him, and led the way.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
Jack had started so suddenly that the lamp on the table was jarred.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
We did not meet Major Renn together, but arranged that he should encounter Jack under one lamp-post, and me under the next.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
The room in which Jack now found himself was lighted by a small lamp, and, as he entered, a figure sprang up from a low bench.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
This done, Jack extinguished the lamp.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
When they had carried out a dozen jars Jack declared the number to be sufficient, and scrambling forth, they hastened back to the lamp-post.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Like as not ol' Cap'n Jack tear down a lamp post an' beat de parade ovah de head wid it.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The man leaned forward and raised his lamp to Jack's face.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
JACK'S a straw-thatched young joker in gig-lamps, good-natured, and nuts on the sport.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93. July 30, 1887" by Various
Above the outgoing trunk jacks are placed the multiples of the answering jacks, these not being provided with lamps.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
Don't touch the lamp, Jack.
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
There are various styles of headlights, jack-lamps, etc., in use.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The small room was pretty well lighted by a lamp, the first thing that Jack's eye fell on.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post

In poetry:

"Blair?" echoed Jack, and he turn'd to me,
"Yes! for the lamps made his number plain,
He has been to the tank for water, you see,
And come down on the wrong line in front of his train."
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson