Definition of Dark lantern

1. Noun. A lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light.

Exact synonyms: Bull's-eye
Generic synonyms: Lantern



Definition of Dark lantern

1. Noun. A lantern with a panel that slides to block the light. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dark Lantern

dark factory
dark field illumination
dark field imaging
dark field microscopy
dark field objective
dark field slides
dark field stop
dark figure
dark green fritillaries
dark green fritillary
dark ground illumination
dark horse
dark horses
dark l
dark lantern (current term)
dark lanterns
dark matter
dark meats
dark nebula
dark reaction
dark red
dark sleeper
dark sleepers
dark space
dark spaces
dark t2 lesion
dark yellow

Literary usage of Dark lantern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men by William Hone (1841)
"Sir John Harrington, of Bath, sent to James I. (then James VI. of Scotland only) at Christmas, 1602, for a New-year's gift, a curious " dark lantern. ..."

2. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1828)
"dark lantern, descended the alleys of a garden which led from the house occupied by Sir John ... dark lantern ..."

3. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1828)
"dark lantern, descended the alleys of a garden which led from the house occupied by Sir John ... dark lantern ..."

4. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris (1815)
"... who apprehended Guy Fanx, with his dark lantern, and for his zealous prosecution of Catholics, as u Justice of Peace, was stabbed in ..."

5. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1875)
"... penetrates only where the object makes a new surface on the slide, and " acts," to use one of his familiar phrases," like a hole in a dark lantern. ..."

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