Lantern


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lantern

[′lan·tərn]
(engineering)
A portable lamp.

Lantern

A tower or small turret with windows, crowning a dome or cupola. often glazed; provides light or ventilation to the space below.

lantern

A windowed superstructure crowning a roof or dome; a lantern light.

lantern

held by Judas, leading officers to Christ. [N.T.: John 18:3]
References in classic literature ?
By the light of a little red lantern, at the foot of the stairs, they saw two other bodies.
The door of the lantern came loose from its fastening as he swayed it round, and the wind blew the candle out instantly.
Discreet advice too, for he darkened his lantern again, and the mound turned black.
The lantern was held up in the direction of the noise.
Just then his eye fell upon the lanterns and the can of kerosene oil which Zeb had brought from the car of his balloon, and he got a clever idea from those commonplace things.
she ejaculated a little later, as, with Pollyanna by her side, and the lantern in her hand, she turned back into the attic.
Harris turned away at my glance; he carried a spade, and began digging near the boxes without more ado, by the light of a second lantern set on one of them: his back was to me from this time on.
At this instant the lantern was lit, and its vividness dispelled the faint light.
The conversation was becoming rather a farcical dissertation upon the relations that should obtain between states, irrespective of size, when it was broken off by a cry from Tambi, who, with another lantern hanging overside at the end of his arm had made a discovery.
asked Hugh, holding the lantern to his breast, to keep the candle from the wind, while he trimmed it with his fingers.
Now listen, you young limb,' whispered Sikes, drawing a dark lantern from his pocket, and throwing the glare full on Oliver's face; 'I'm a going to put you through there.
When Dunstan Cass turned his back on the cottage, Silas Marner was not more than a hundred yards away from it, plodding along from the village with a sack thrown round his shoulders as an overcoat, and with a horn lantern in his hand.