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]
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The Persian went on his knees and put his lantern on the ground.
cried the old man, shaking the lantern at me in his agitation, "the keys are gone
Then, with much dignity and a look of vast importance upon his wrinkled face, the Wizard got out his match-box and lighted the two lanterns.
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.
she ejaculated a little later, as, with Pollyanna by her side, and the lantern in her hand, she turned back into the attic.
Kneeling on the flagstones by the light of Daddy Jacques's lantern he removed the clothes from the body and laid bare its breast.
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.
Hugh, with much low growling and muttering, went back into his lair; and presently reappeared, carrying a lantern and a cudgel, and enveloped from head to foot in an old, frowzy, slouching horse- cloth.
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.