an Early American lamp, consisting of a shallow, covered basin filled with oil, tallow, etc., providing fuel for a wick housed in a teapotlike spout, and often hung by a hook or suspended from a chain.
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle
- Betula oil
- Between a rock and a hard place
a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like. Geology. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water. a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock. stone in the mass: buildings that stand upon rock. […]