- 05.012 He was looking out of his pale lamp-like eyes for blind fish,
This word is attested in OED with a reference I’m certain that Tolkien knew:
a1822 Shelley Cyclops in Posthumous Poems (1824) 356 Fire will burn his lamp-like eyes.
“lamp, n.1.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/105340. Accessed 14 September 2017.