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An oil lamp with a glass chimney, designed to protect the flame even in high winds.
- ‘If there was thick fog, a man wearing a white apron would stand by the jack with a hurricane lamp so that play could continue.’
- ‘The store stocks candles, flashlights, carbide and hurricane lamps, solar-powered attic fans and much more.’
- ‘It gave six to seven times more light than the common hurricane lamp.’
- ‘When they predict a hurricane, you board up your windows, tether your boat, and clean your hurricane lamp.’
- ‘As we talked by the light of a flickering hurricane lamp, some soldiers knelt on a prayer mat nearby.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.