gas lamp


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Noun1.gas lamp - a lamp that burns illuminating gasgas lamp - a lamp that burns illuminating gas  
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
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The light from a rain-splashed gas lamp shone now full upon the face of his suppliant: a boy's face, which would have been pleasant and even handsome but for the discontented mouth, the lowering forehead, and a shadow in the eyes, as though, boy though he certainly was in years, he had already, at some time or another, looked upon the serious things of life.
Then he suddenly smiled, and moving underneath the gas lamp, shook open an evening paper which he had been carrying.
We met under the gas lamp in the road, and looked at each other.
The gas lamps were already lighted; there were streets to the right, and streets to the left, and streets crossing each other, for mile upon mile.
There were one or two cartloads of refugees passing along Oxford Street, and several in the Marylebone Road, but so slowly was the news spreading that Regent Street and Port- land Place were full of their usual Sunday-night promenaders, albeit they talked in groups, and along the edge of Regent's Park there were as many silent couples "walking out" together under the scattered gas lamps as ever there had been.
The few gas lamps showing up a bit of brick work here and there, appeared in the blackness like penny dips in a range of cellars--and the solitary footsteps came on, tramp, tramp.
The bands played, and so did the fountains; the moon and the gas lamps lit up the scene, and altogether it was a brilliant and an animated picture.
Pictures, Archives, Stories and Tales), which researches and preserves the history and heritage of the west end of Newcastle, various memorabilia from the old Co-op building was exhibited, including an old gas lamp, soda bottle and printing press.
HE grew up in the same street as football legend John Charles and was so poor he had overcoats for bedclothes and a gas lamp for heating.
Often conjuring up images of C S Lewis's famous lamppost in Narnia, it was the iconic gas lamp, whose origins date back to the 19th century.
It's comparable to a gas lamp, which does not light up immediately when switched on.