Definitions starting with F

ID #3728

flamper, flamber

[cf. Sra. fambow torch WST; OED flambeau torch, also US dial. ADD; cf. Scots, West, nautical flamboy idem CSD, DSS, and possibly US Black fiat lamp lamp with a rag put in it (Parsons 1917a:195)] n. a torch made of a beverage bottle filled with kerosene with a rag wick. = BOTTLE LAMP, TORCH (San Sal.)

—v. to catch crabs at night using such a torch. = TORCH I (San Sal.)

Tags: noun, tool, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-29 15:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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