lamp chimney


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lamp chimney

n
a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp

Lamp chimney

The glass enclosure around the flame of a coal oil light. It kept wind from blowing out the flame and provided a means for the hot air from the flame to rise and draw fresh air into the lamp and flame.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lamp chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamplamp chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
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The lamp chimney hissed and spluttered and finally the light went out.
At the chemist's the lank shopman sealed up a packet of powders for a coachman who stood waiting, and refused him opium with the same callousness with which the doctor's footman had cleaned his lamp chimneys.