lamp chimney


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lamp chimney

n
a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp

Lamp chimney

The glass enclosure around the flame of a coal oil light. It kept wind from blowing out the flame and provided a means for the hot air from the flame to rise and draw fresh air into the lamp and flame.
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Noun1.Lamp chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamplamp chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
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The lamp chimney hissed and spluttered and finally the light went out.
At the chemist's the lank shopman sealed up a packet of powders for a coachman who stood waiting, and refused him opium with the same callousness with which the doctor's footman had cleaned his lamp chimneys. Trying not to get flurried or out of temper, Levin mentioned the names of the doctor and midwife, and explaining what the opium was needed for, tried to persuade him.