The low-roofed, oak-panelled room into which he conducted them was brilliantly lit by four scented oil lamps
. Against the walls, upon the table, on the floor, and in every part of the chamber were great sheets of glass painted in the most brilliant colors.
The inside of the dome is figured all over with a monstrous inscription in Turkish characters, wrought in gold mosaic, that looks as glaring as a circus bill; the pavements and the marble balustrades are all battered and dirty; the perspective is marred every where by a web of ropes that depend from the dizzy height of the dome, and suspend countless dingy, coarse oil lamps
, and ostrich-eggs, six or seven feet above the floor.
In time it would be demolished to make way for what would be known as the "Emerson School," in which, to be worthy of this high title, the huge stoves would be supplanted with hot-water pipes, oil lamps
with soft, indirect lighting, and unsightly out-buildings with modern plumbing.
And it is well that nature has so graciously and abundantly lighted the Martian night, for the green men of Mars, being a nomadic race without high intellectual development, have but crude means for artificial lighting; depending principally upon torches, a kind of candle, and a peculiar oil lamp
which generates a gas and burns without a wick.
Nobody was at home except an old Lapland woman, who was dressing fish by the light of an oil lamp
. And the Reindeer told her the whole of Gerda's history, but first of all his own; for that seemed to him of much greater importance.
There was a short, narrow, gloomy lane or street, shut in between lofty dwelling houses, the lane often dark, always filthy, without sidewalks, a gutter running through the centre, over which, suspended from a rope, hung a dim oil lamp
or two--such was the Rue St.
Hamilton Fynes was on board the Anna Maria, and on his way down the river, seated in a small, uncomfortable cabin, lit by a single oil lamp
What it was she did not know, but, fearing the return of the servant and the discovery of her deed, she stepped quickly to the camp table upon which burned the oil lamp
and extinguished the smudgy, evil-smelling flame.
Number Thirteen reached the verandah of the house and peered through the window into the living room, where an oil lamp
, turned low, dimly lighted the interior, which he saw was unoccupied.
An oil lamp
burned upon a high, old-fashioned mantel, casting its dim rays over a dozen repulsive figures.
First he took out a soldering iron and some plumbing solder, and then small oil lamp
, which gave out, when lit in a corner of the tomb, gas which burned at a fierce heat with a blue flame, then his operating knives, which he placed to hand, and last a round wooden stake, some two and a half or three inches thick and about three feet long.
As he talked, the general toyed with an oil lamp
that stood upon the table before him.