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spirit lamp Syllabification: spir·it lamp

Definition of spirit lamp in English:


A lamp burning volatile spirits, especially methylated spirits, instead of oil.
Example sentences
  • An omelette for two can be made over a good spirit lamp in a little eight-inch pan.
  • As Elizabeth David has explained, this device ‘ultimately became the elegant silver-plated chafing dish set over a spirit lamp and used for the table cookery of Edwardian dishes’.
  • The Norwich kettle has a London mark for 1695 but the stand, with its integrated spirit lamp, was supplied five years later by the London silversmith John East.

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