One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attributive and in the genitive. Designating a lamp which produces an intense light by the incandescence of a piece of lime when it is heated (typically by an oxyhydrogen flame). Chiefly in "Drummond light".
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From the name of Thomas Drummond, Scottish army officer and civil engineer, who invented the lamp.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.