from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hole or opening to receive a lamp, or to admit of the passage of a lamp, as in some sewers.


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  • No person, firm or corporation while engaged in the construction of house sewers or otherwise, shall injure, trim, break or remove any portion of any main or lateral sewer, or "Y" or manhole, lamp-hole, or flush-tank, or do any injury to any gas or water pipe or house sewer previously laid and no penalty fixed by this section shall prevent the City or any property owner from recovering any damages sustained by reason of such injury, by appropriate civil action or otherwise.

    The code of the city of Charlottesville, Virginia 1932

  • a man-hole or lamp-hole, This plan is now insisted upon by the Local

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883 Various


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