In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The poignant opening is a description of him as a child, fascinated by moving light, watching the lamplighter come up the street lighting the lamps.
- A bit before the sun broke upon the horizon, the lamplighter put out the lamps that lined the streets.
- Elevator operators, typesetters, and airplane navigators have followed milkmaids and lamplighters into oblivion.
- At dusk the lamplighter would go along on his bicycle carrying matches and a ladder over his shoulder.
- These days they want to know about the history of people who were not kings or queens, but weavers and miners, felling hands and lamplighters.
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