One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hurricane lamp.
- ‘In addition to conventional stage lighting equipment, portable light sources including storm lanterns, candles, torches and night lights will be used alongside slides and film being projected on to walls.’
- ‘Outside the storm lanterns were dying out one by one under the downpour until all that was left was the blue vacuum of night, which sapped all colour from the soaked earth until morning.’
- ‘As we talked Theophanes took out a box of matches and began to try and light a pair of battered old paraffin storm lanterns.’
- ‘Fifteen minutes later, we stumbled out, down a jasmine-scented avenue lit by storm lanterns, towards a cobbled area where sturdy oak benches were set out under towering pine trees.’
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