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headlamp

1. Lighting device fitted to a vehicle and used to provide illumination on the road. 2. A lamp strapped to the forehead of a surgeon or miner, enabling light to be directed where required leaving both hands free.
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It was in 1922 that Matsushita turned his innovative bent to developing significant improvements for the bicycle lamp, and laid the foundation for greater success.
A bicycle lamp for a little light reading of the programme during the blackout.
The author's evocation of that part of Ireland in which we both grew up is authentic as he draws out the images, sounds and smells so powerfully present in the poetry - the retting flax dam, the scalding of the milk churn, the aroma of the open peat fire, the mossy hillocks of the soft bog, the spluttering carbide in the bicycle lamp, the haunting murmurs of corncrake, snipe and geese at nightfall, the jars of frog spawn on window sill, the fowl on the half-doors, and in the window bays the rosaries on a nail, the faded snapshots and the Maynooth catechism.
At last he produced something that worked, the embryo of today's television sets, a primitive apparatus that sat on a washstand in his attic and involved bicycle lamps, scanning discs cut out of cardboard, a biscuit tin, darning needles and string.

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