Davy lamp


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Davy lamp

n
(Mining & Quarrying) See safety lamp
[C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it]
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Noun1.Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
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Translations
Davy-lámpa

Davy lamp

n(Gruben)sicherheitslampe f
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James Davis had a good tale to tell about miners' Davy Lamp and Jo explained the history of chopsticks.
The club's Stadium of Light home is built on the site of Monkwearmouth Colliery, which closed in December 1993, and their shared history is commemorated at the ground, which is home to the Monkwearmouth Lodge's historic banner, plus a large Davy lamp, pit wheel and "men of steel sculpture" outside.
The deadly blast inspired the creation of the Davy Lamp which let miners see underground without igniting flammable gases that surrounded them.
And yet the government feels the need to listen to Mr Rees-Mogg and his band of brothers who would have us brush them aside, preferring to send us into an uncharted mine without a Davy lamp or a canary.
The painting is based on a photograph of the band playing at the Marine Park in South Shields taken by local photographer Hannah Edwardson, and reflects the band's mining heritage with images of the Westoe Colliery tower, a Davy lamp and winding wheel.
In 2012, a memorial was unveiled featuring the names of the former miners from Birch Coppice, Wood End and Birchmoor Collieries which were engraved in a brick wall surrounding a 10ft high monument - crowned with a replica of the famous Davy lamp.
It was used primarily in the North-east, and is now thought to be superior to the Davy Lamp used in mines in the rest of the country?
It was flown in on a Royal Navy helicopter and lowered to the ground by a marine commando carrying it in a Davy lamp attached to his waist.
The flame left Orkney shortly before 12pm heading for Shetland, kept alight in a Davy lamp.
All 1,000-plus names have now been engraved into a brick wall surrounding a 10ft high monument that has been crowned with a replica of the famous miners' Davy Lamp.
The memorial, standing over 10ft high and topped off with a 6ft tall replica of the famous Davy lamp used by underground workers, will be located close to the entrance to Birch Coppice Business Park.
QI HAVE a very special miner's Davy lamp, a self-igniting model which came out in the early 1950s.