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1. a small portable electric lamp powered by one or more dry batteries
2. any apparatus that burns with a hot flame for welding, brazing, or soldering
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To apply lime mortar under the top edges of roof tiles or slates.
A gas burner used for brazing, cutting, or welding.
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