One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A portable flashing electric lamp such as a flashgun.
- ‘The total energy emitted by a typical mobile phone transmitter is about the same as the total energy, light energy, emitted by a flash lamp.’
- ‘The second item which is very necessary too, is a good reliable flash lamp.’
- ‘The previous unattractive ambience was immediately replaced by dazzling lights, flickering flash lamps, heart stirring music, applause and admiring looks.’
- ‘After the power cut people were in the station with flash lamps and candles, things were slowly working away.’
- ‘Some lasers can present other risks, such as the excimer laser, which uses toxic gases, or lasers that use a flash lamp, which can explode.’
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