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Spanish Word of the Day: Quinqué

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Quinqué

Léxico relacionado con la iluminación

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 8/17/2009
Word: Quinqué
(quin-QUÉ), sustantivo masculino.
English: Oil lamp
Etymology: Del francés quinquet
Meaning: Lámpara de mesa alimentada con petróleo y provista de un tubo de cristal que resguarda la llama.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la iluminación
Example:

Luego se puso a encender el quinqué de petróleo con bombilla, cuya macilenta luz invadió las tinieblas del interior tiñéndolo todo de amarillo.

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