Aladdin's lamp


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Aladdin’s lamp

when rubbed, genie appears to do possessor’s bidding. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”]
See: Fantasy

Aladdin’s lamp

when rubbed, genie appears, grants possessor’s wishes. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
See: Magic
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Entry forms can be collected from the theatre or the lottery kiosk in the Guildhall Shopping Centre and once filled should be posted in Aladdin's lamp box.
Several Aladdin's Lamp products for fee-based content have appeared since the deep Web entered popular awareness a few years ago.
They think that they are rubbing an Aladdin's lamp. What will happen if the market goes down all at once?
With three wishes a month from Aladdin's lamp beggar Aminah first indulges her desire for material comfort, then starts using her wishes for good.
Alladeen's supernatural intruder is, on one level, the fabled genie of Aladdin's lamp, and, on another, the awesome forces of computer technology that can send far-flung cultures spinning through time.
"No doubt you would understand me better," replied the beast, "if I emerged each day in a cloud of smoke from an Aladdin's Lamp, wearing pointy shoes.
For the poem "Aladdin's Lamp," he tells us that "the reader is not alone in wondering what this poem is about"; for "Fresco," he says, "I can offer little explanation for this perplexing poem"; and in "Sea-sail" he laments the "disjointedness and surreality." This frustration and sheer helplessness is, in spots, compounded by other difficulties.
It would imply that I have suffered a terrible misfortune today in that I did not find Aladdin's lamp and hence have not been granted three wishes by an omnipotent genie.
Aladdin's lamp had been rubbed and suddenly from the dry, brown bare desert had appeared paintings, not just one nor a panel nor a wall, but a whole building of scene after scene, all drawn from the Old Testament in a way never dreamed of before.'
But unfortunately both of these require a long time, and we have no Aladdin's lamp with us to bring about changes in our society overnight.
At 19 Cocteau published his first volume of poems, La Lampe d'Aladin ("Aladdin's Lamp").
Among his books are Waldo Frank: A Study (1923), Robert Frost: A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense (1927), Destination: A Canvass of American Literature Since 1900 (1928), Style and Form in American Prose (1929), Dilemma of the Liberated (1930), Twelve Decisive Battles of the Mind (1942), Aladdin's Lamp: The Wealth of the American Nation (1945), The Written Word (1949), The Writer's Workshop Companion (1951), and Penobscot: Down East Paradise (1959).