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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lantern  \Lan"tern\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lanterned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Lanterning}.]  [Cf.  F.  lanterner  to  hang  at  the  lamp 
  post  fr  lanterne.  See  {Lantern}.] 
  To  furnish  with  a  lantern;  as  to  lantern  a  lighthouse. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lantern  \Lan"tern\,  n.  [F.  lanterne,  L.  lanterna,  laterna,  from 
  Gr  ?  light,  torch.  See  {Lamp}.] 
  1.  Something  inclosing  a  light,  and  protecting  it  from  wind, 
  rain,  etc.;  --  sometimes  portable,  as  a  closed  vessel  or 
  case  of  horn,  perforated  tin,  glass,  oiled  paper,  or  other 
  material,  having  a  lamp  or  candle  within;  sometimes  fixed, 
  as  the  glazed  inclosure  of  a  street  light,  or  of  a 
  lighthouse  light. 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  An  open  structure  of  light  material  set  upon  a  roof, 
  to  give  light  and  air  to  the  interior. 
  b  A  cage  or  open  chamber  of  rich  architecture,  open 
  below  into  the  building  or  tower  which  it  crowns. 
  c  A  smaller  and  secondary  cupola  crowning  a  larger  one 
  for  ornament,  or  to  admit  light;  such  as  the  lantern 
  of  the  cupola  of  the  Capitol  at  Washington,  or  that  of 
  the  Florence  cathedral. 
  3.  (Mach.)  A  lantern  pinion  or  trundle  wheel.  See  {Lantern 
  pinion}  (below). 
  4.  (Steam  Engine)  A  kind  of  cage  inserted  in  a  stuffing  box 
  and  surrounding  a  piston  rod,  to  separate  the  packing  into 
  two  parts  and  form  a  chamber  between  for  the  reception  of 
  steam,  etc.;  --  called  also  {lantern  brass}. 
  5.  (Founding)  A  perforated  barrel  to  form  a  core  upon 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Aristotle's  lantern}. 
  Note:  Fig.  1  represents  a  hand  lantern;  fig.  2,  an  arm 
  lantern;  fig.  3,  a  breast  lantern;  --  so  named  from  the 
  positions  in  which  they  are  carried. 
  {Dark  lantern},  a  lantern  with  a  single  opening,  which  may  be 
  closed  so  as  to  conceal  the  light;  --  called  also 
  {Lantern  fly},  {Lantern  carrier}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of 
  several  species  of  large  handsome,  hemipterous  insects  of 
  the  genera  {Laternaria},  {Fulgora},  and  allies,  of  the 
  family  {Fulgorid[ae]}.  The  largest  species  is  {Laternaria 
  phosphorea}  of  Brazil.  The  head  of  some  species  has  been 
  supposed  to  be  phosphorescent. 
  {Lantern  jaws},  long,  thin  jaws;  hence  a  thin  visage. 
  {Lantern  pinion},  {Lantern  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  kind  of  pinion 
  or  wheel  having  cylindrical  bars  or  trundles,  instead  of 
  teeth,  inserted  at  their  ends  in  two  parallel  disks  or 
  plates;  --  so  called  as  resembling  a  lantern  in  shape;  -- 
  called  also  {wallower},  or  {trundle}. 
  {Lantern  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  translucent,  marine,  bivalve 
  shell  of  the  genus  {Anatina},  and  allied  genera. 
  {Magic  lantern},  an  optical  instrument  consisting  of  a  case 
  inclosing  a  light,  and  having  suitable  lenses  in  a  lateral 
  tube,  for  throwing  upon  a  screen,  in  a  darkened  room  or 
  the  like  greatly  magnified  pictures  from  slides  placed  in 
  the  focus  of  the  outer  lens. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  light  in  a  transparent  protective  case 

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