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English definition of “hurricane lamp”

hurricane lamp

noun [C]    
a light produced by burning paraffin, that has a strong glass cover to protect the flame from windLighting and light fittings in the home
(Definition of hurricane lamp noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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