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Incandescent lamp   /ˌɪnkəndˈɛsənt læmp/   Listen
Incandescent lamp

Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.  Synonyms: bulb, electric-light bulb, electric light, light bulb, lightbulb.

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"Incandescent lamp" Quotes from Famous Books

... match, as you see, so far as incandescent electric lamps are concerned, is a thing of the past. We need no match to fire it. Here are various forms of these beautiful little lamps. This is, as you see, a little rosette for the coat. Notice how I can turn the minute incandescent lamp, placed in the centre of the rose, off or on at my pleasure. If I disconnect it with the battery, which is in my pocket, the lamp goes out; if I connect it with my battery the lamp shines brilliantly. This all comes by "switching it on" or "switching it off," as we commonly express the act of ...
— The Story of a Tinder-box • Charles Meymott Tidy

... mark is an obvious duty. Perhaps there is a paddle, with rude tracery on the handle, from the New Hebrides, part of a Fijian canoe that has been bundled over the Barrier, a wooden spoon such as Kanakas use, or the dusky globe of an incandescent lamp that has glowed out its life in the state-room of some ocean liner, or a broom of Japanese make, a coal-basket, a "fender," a tiger nautilus shell, an oar or a rudder, a tiller, a bottle cast away fat out from land to determine the strength and direction ...
— The Confessions of a Beachcomber • E J Banfield

Words linked to "Incandescent lamp" :   electric-light bulb, electric lamp, filament, lightbulb

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