oil lamp

noun

: a device that produces light by burning oil

Examples of oil lamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These signals, which include the lights that indicate a car’s existence on the road, brake lights, and turn indicators, have traveled from oil lamp to bespoke brand signature over the years. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 19 Mar. 2024 The oil lamp display set a new Guinness World Record, according to the Associated Press. Sammy Westfall, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 Alex blew out the oil lamp, the only light source in the small cabin, and the two men wrestled for their lives in the dark. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2023 What do the 8 days of Hanukkah stand for? Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to mark the miracle of an oil lamp which had only enough supply to burn for one day when the Macabee army recaptured the Holy Temple in Jerusalem but astonishingly burnt for eight. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Oil lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20lamp. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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