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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Carcel  \Car"cel\,  n.  (Photom.) 
  A  light  standard  much  used  in  France,  being  the  light  from  a 
  Carcel  lamp  of  stated  size  and  construction  consuming  42 
  grams  of  colza  oil  per  hour  with  a  flame  40  millimeters  in 
  height.  Its  illuminating  power  is  variously  stated  at  from 
  8.9  to  9.6  British  standard  candles.