electric lamp


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Noun1.electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricityelectric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity  
arc lamp, arc light - a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
electric-discharge lamp, gas-discharge lamp - an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube
flashlight, torch - a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
electric light, electric-light bulb, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb, bulb - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
slit lamp - (ophthalmology) a lamp that emits a narrow but intense beam of light that enables an ophthalmologist, using a microscope, to view the retina and optic nerve
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At that instant Tom flashed a pocket electric lamp he had taken from beneath his pillow and in the gleam of it he and Ned saw fluttering about the tent some dark, shadow-like form, at the sight of which Tom's chum cried:
The electric lamp was combined in such a way as to give its most powerful light.
I recognised his face at once, although I had only seen it by the flash of my electric lamp.
I took out the list of Professor Challenger's exploits, and I read it over under the electric lamp.
There was a noise of business from the gasworks, and the electric lamps were all alight.
It may be lit with fifteen thousand tiny electric lamps and nerved with as much wire as would reach from New York to Berlin.
Here electric lamps are made, five thousand of them in a day, in the same manner as elsewhere, except that here they are so small and dainty as to seem designed for fairy palaces.
I'll have a row of electric lamps up here inside of six months, and you won't know it again, with a thousand candle-power Swan and Edison right here in front of the hall door.
It appeared that this was a great manufacturing place, where the people were engaged in making things, as though the West End, with its electric lamps, its vast plate-glass windows all shining yellow, its carefully-finished houses, and tiny live figures trotting on the pavement, or bowled along on wheels in the road, was the finished work.
As he spoke he lifted a little silver crucifix and held it out to me, I being nearest to him, "put these flowers round your neck," here he handed to me a wreath of withered garlic blossoms, "for other enemies more mundane, this revolver and this knife, and for aid in all, these so small electric lamps, which you can fasten to your breast, and for all, and above all at the last, this, which we must not desecrate needless.
Her head drooped; from the windows of a building with terraces and balconies came the banal sound of hotel music; before the low mean portals of the Casino two red posters blazed under the electric lamps, with a cheap provincial effect.
They lay alight in their cases like the electric lamps above.