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To smell of the lamp. To bear the marks of great study, but not enough laboured to conceal the marks of labour. The phrase was first applied to the orations of Demosthenes, written by lamp-light with enormous care.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lamerock (Sir)
Lamia
Lammas
Lammas Day (August 1st)
Lammas-tide
Lammer Beads
Lammermoor
Lamming (A)
Lamminin, Lamkin, Linkin
Lamourette’s Kiss
Lamp
Lamp of Heaven (The)
Lamp of Phœbus (The)
Lamp of the Law (The)
Lamps
Lampadion
Lampoon
Lampos and Phaeton
Lancashire Lads or “The Lancashire.”
Lancaster
Lancaster Gun

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