from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In photography, a lamp for producing a flash-light. Powdered magnesium or aluminium is blown into an alcohol or gas flame.
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Satisfied, Harlow withdrew the flash-lamp from the canvas bag, switched on the red beam, stooped over the nearest Ferrari racing car and began to examine it minutely.
The Way to Dusty Death MacLean, Alistair, 1922- 1973
Only now did she remember that her flash-lamp was in her bag.
Scales of Justice Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982 1955
The flash-lamp, thank God! had not been shattered.
Her left hand fumbled in her blouse, and she found what had been there all along -- the flash-lamp.
One of them was a heavy flash-lamp -- a watchman's lamp -- where it had evidently been dropped.
The flash-lamp was knocked from her hand and blinked out.
She could also sweep the surface ahead of the approaching convoy, and warn it by wireless or by flash-lamp of the presence of submarines or mines.
British Airships, Past, Present, and Future George Whale
He carried, as Tom could see, a large-sized electric flash-lamp, with a brilliant tungsten filament, which gave a powerful light.
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer, or, the Quickest Flight on Record Victor [pseud.] Appleton
So I left my motor-bicycle safely behind a cottage, and started tramping back to H.Q. by the light of my pocket flash-lamp.
Adventures of a Despatch Rider William Henry Lowe Watson
By the light of her flash-lamp Troy was examining the stair rail in her tower.
Final Curtain Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982 1935