Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 22:22:42 -0500 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Anglepoise lamp From: Margaret Moore. _Understanding British English_ "adjustable desk lamp." Norman Moss. _British/American Language Dictionary_ "an adjustable desk lamp with a long arm. Originally a trade name." Norman Schur. _British English A to Zed_ "_approx_. adjustable table lamp. Originally a trademark, now becoming generic. The term describes a table lamp with a base of a series of hinged springs and counter-weights that adjust the height, beam direction, and so on." Hope that helps. Fritz Juengling