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 for Astral lamp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Astral \As"tral\, a. [L. astralis, fr. astrum star, Gr. ?: cf.
     F. astral. See Star.]
     1. Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars;
        starry; starlike.
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              Shines only with an astral luster.    --I. Taylor.
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              Some astral forms I must invoke by prayer. --Dryden.
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     2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an aster; as, astral rays;
        astral sphere.
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     3. (Theosophy) Consisting of, belonging to, or designating, a
        kind of supersensible substance alleged to be next above
        the tangible world in refinement; as, astral spirits;
        astral bodies of persons; astral current; the astral
        plane.
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     Astral lamp, an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow
        is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped
        reservoir in which the oil is contained.
  
     Astral spirits, spirits formerly supposed to live in the
        heavenly bodies or the a["e]rial regions, and represented
        in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead,
        or spirits originating in fire.
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