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  • noun (Gr. Antiq.) A race run by young men with lighted torches in their hands. He who reached the goal first, with his torch unextinguished, gained the prize.


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  • The torch of Genius burned brightly, as, buoyant and eager, she took her place in the great lampadrome of life; but would it endure till the end?

    Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice Augusta Jane 1864


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  • (n); Race in ancient Greece run by young men with torches in their hands. Whoever crossed the finish first with unextinguished torch won the prize.

    December 31, 2008

  • See lights in the Levantine gloam

    As linkboys scamper for home.

    The torches glow bright

    In encroaching night

    At the end of a long lampadrome.

    Also see comments at lampadedromy.

    July 21, 2016