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(lӕmp) noun
a (glass-covered) light. an oil-lamp; a table lamp; a street-lamp.
ˈlamp-post noun
the pillar supporting a street-lamp.
ˈlampshade noun
a cover for a light-bulb, made of eg cloth, paper or metal, which lessens, softens or directs the light coming from it.
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He cast strange eyes upon Rodney, as they encountered each other beneath a lamp-post.
They were very wrathful with him (for he had wounded two men), and even called out to those in front, to bring him forth and hang him on a lamp-post. But Gabriel was quite undaunted, and looked from Hugh and Dennis, who held him by either arm, to Simon Tappertit, who confronted him.
The pony ran off at a sharp angle to inspect a lamp-post on the opposite side of the way, and then went off at a tangent to another lamp-post on the other side.
raw beef-steak for the gentleman's eye--nothing like raw beef-steak for a bruise, sir; cold lamp-post very good, but lamp-post inconvenient--damned odd standing in the open street half an hour, with your eye against a lamp-post--eh,--very good-- ha!
I lunged gayly with my stick at a lamp-post and missed it, whereat a street-urchin grinned, and I winked at him and slipped twopence down his back.
If it was dreary in a hundred bleak offices and yawning drawing-rooms, it was drearier still along the edges of the flat Essex coast, where the monotony was the more inhuman for being broken at very long intervals by a lamp-post that looked less civilized than a tree, or a tree that looked more ugly than a lamp-post.
I think I saw a white whisker as he turned under the lamp-post. It is a shock to think that in the natural course of nature he must be dead by now.
It proved to be only a lamp-post, and they beat in farther from the edge of the pavement.
At this juncture Lord Dawlish walked into a lamp-post.
There's a constable stuck by every lamp-post, and every second person we meet between this and Palace Yard is an obvious `tec.' It will get on his nerves presently.
He glanced at the fellow as they passed a lamp-post.
Once, when a boy was rattling a piece of chain against a lamp-post she had opened the window and looked out.