paraffin lamp


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paraffin lamp

n (Brit) → lampada al cherosene
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with low, smoky ceilings and lit by paraffin lamps, were crammed with people.
Catherine Levens threw a glass paraffin lamp at Mr and Mrs Tracy, resulting in their deaths
Formerly the Paraffin Lamp, it was taken over by Piersland Inns in 2007 and had a full refurbishment.
Twenty-year-old Malalai was also injured in a paraffin lamp accident.
Our only light in the attic was a small paraffin lamp.
Her shy, humble demeanour belies the passion and tenacity it took just to keep studying, sitting by the light of a small paraffin lamp late into many nights in her tiny Eastern Cape shack--all so she could achieve the matric marks she knew would one day help her become a doctor.
We had a paraffin lamp for light, patches in our clothes and cardboard in our boots to soak up the rain.
We carted our desks and typewriters into our office's big, net-curtained front window where we carried on working, in full view of passers-by, until the stage in the winter afternoon when the glow of the paraffin lamp was not quite enough to read by.
At night the paraffin lamp is lit and a gentle warm flow spreads throughout this insulated area.
Owen had to show us how to light a paraffin lamp, perhaps rightly guessing that such 19th century skills are slightly alien to those of us only used to torches.
The toilet is 200 yards away and the paraffin lamp you get only lets you see for three feet.
Moir's tent provided living accommodation for two junior officers--`if you can call a bed, a table and a paraffin lamp living accommodation,' he says.