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Argand lamp



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Named after the inventor, Aimé Argand of Geneva.


Argand lamp (plural Argand lamps)

  1. A lamp with a circular hollow wick and glass chimney which allow a current of air both inside and outside of the flame.
    • 1840, Edgar Allan Poe, The Philosophy of Furniture
      Never was a more lovely thought than that of the astral lamp. I mean, of course, the astral lamp proper, and do not wish to be misunderstood — the lamp of Argand with its original plain ground-glass shade, and its tempered and uniform moonlight rays.


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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Argand lamp in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)