Lampadrome
Lampadrome Lam"pa*drome, n. [Gr. ?; ?, ?, torch + ? course, race, fr. ? to run.] (Gr. Antiq.) A race run by young men with lighted torches in their hands. He who reached the goal first, with his torch unextinguished, gained the prize. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lampadist — Lam pa*dist, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, torch. See {Lamp}.] (Gr. Antiq.) One who gained the prize in the lampadrome. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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