paraffin lamp


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paraffin lamp

n (Brit) → lampada al cherosene
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The three little rooms en suite , with low, smoky ceilings and lit by paraffin lamps, were crammed with people.
Not much is known about Gideon's childhood but suffice it to say that he did not need to prime a dying paraffin lamp by shaking it hard so that he could finish his homework.
Fire broke out after a steward upset and ignited a can of oil as he trimmed a paraffin lamp.
On the left is a Ross microscope from 1850 with the paraffin lamp used for illumination.
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. There were bugs in the ceiling where we slept.
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.