lamplighter


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lamp·light·er

 (lămp′lī′tər)
n.
One that lights lamps, especially a person hired to light and extinguish gaslit streetlights.

lamplighter

(ˈlæmpˌlaɪtə)
n
1. (Professions) (formerly) a person who lit and extinguished street lamps, esp gas ones
2. chiefly US and Canadian any of various devices used to light lamps

lamp•light•er

(ˈlæmpˌlaɪ tər)

n.
1. a person employed to light and extinguish gaslit street lamps.
2. a contrivance for lighting lamps.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamplighter - (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlightslamplighter - (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Translations
lámpagyújtogató

lamplighter

[ˈlæmpˌlaɪtəʳ] N (Hist) → farolero m
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Now and then a drowsy watchman's footsteps sounded on the pavement, or the lamplighter on his rounds went flashing past, leaving behind a little track of smoke mingled with glowing morsels of his hot red link.
Twilight comes on; gas begins to start up in the shops; the lamplighter, with his ladder, runs along the margin of the pavement.
The very lamplighter, who ran on before, dotting the dusky street with specks of light, and who was dressed to spend the evening somewhere, laughed out loudly as the Spirit passed, though little kenned the lamplighter that he had any company but Christmas.
I've read The Lamplighter, and Scottish Chiefs, and Ivanhoe, and The Heir of Redclyffe, and Cora, the Doctor's Wife, and David Copperfield, and The Gold of Chickaree, and Plutarch's Lives, and Thaddeus of Warsaw, and Pilgrim's Progress, and lots more.
Small tradesmen, who did no business whatever, sometimes unaccountably realised large fortunes, and it was remarkable that nobody in the neighbourhood could endure a lamplighter.
Martin carefully put one egg into each of his boxes and the third into his mouth, the only other place of safety, and came down like a lamplighter.
The lamplighter now dotting the quiet Close with specks of light, and running at a great rate up and down his little ladder with that object--his little ladder under the sacred shadow of whose inconvenience generations had grown up, and which all Cloisterham would have stood aghast at the idea of abolishing--the Dean withdraws to his dinner, Mr.
Then came the lamplighter, and two lengthening lines of light all down the long perspective of the street, until they were blended and lost in the distance.
The lamplighter was going his rounds now; and as the fiery jets sprang up under his touch, one might have fancied them astonished at being suffered to introduce any show of brightness into such a dismal scene.
The lamplighter has eighteenpence a week to pull the night-bell for ten minutes every time he comes round; and my boy always rushes into the church just before the psalms, when the people have got nothing to do but look about
I did the hurdles over two or three garden-walls, but so did the flyer who was on my tracks, and he drove me back into the straight and down to High Street like any lamplighter.
I just hurried up to Blackfriars and booked for High Street, Kensington, at the top of my voice; and as the train was leaving Sloane Square out I hopped, and up all those stairs like a lamplighter, and round to the studio by the back streets.