gaslight gaslight  /ˈɡæs laɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas

Usage(s):

  1. With Velox, they could rely on artificial light, which at the time usually meant gaslight but soon came to mean electric.
  2. Beverly Hills' gaslight is currently running to flaming torchespreferably crossed.
  3. Significantly, the authors have updated the story from the gaslight era to the jazz age.

News

  1. Olney Theatre Center revives 1930s thriller 'Angel Street'

    Better known for inspiring two film versions under the title 'Gaslight,' the 1938 play 'Angel Street' remains a compact thriller.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. North Canton home damaged by fire

    Officials were investigating a fire that damaged the basement level of a house in the 300 block of Gaslight Circle SE on Saturday.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

Quotes

  1. "Everything that matters about Holmes and Watson is the same. Conan Doyle's original stories were never about frock coats and gaslight. They're about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling crimes - and, frankly, the hell with the...
    on Dec 20, 2008 By: Steven Moffat Source: Argentina Star

  2. "I had a key to the Gaslight," Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said in a recent interview from his Los Angeles mansion. "And we ran an article [in 1959] on the Gaslight. It got a positive response from our readers wanting to know how they could...
    on Mar 14, 2010 By: Hugh Hefner Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "The Gaslight Anthem - they're getting really big in the UK. They're good dudes, a great band and we enjoy their music," said guitarist Mike Kennerty.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Mike Kennerty Source: Stuff.co.nz

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