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lantern slide

a slide or transparency for projection by a slide projector or magic lantern.
Origin of lantern slide
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now if the painting is illuminated solely by the “lantern-slide” the range of contrast or brightness will be enormously increased.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • Groups of people come and go like figures on a lantern-slide.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory
  • Then the fog closed in, and, as a picture on a lantern-slide fades and disappears, she vanished and was gone!

  • It stimulates the same nerve centers in me that a lantern-slide lecture on "Palestine—the Old and the New," does.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • For lantern-slide work, which is reducing, it is necessary to cut an aperture in the easel, after the manner shown in Fig. 4.

  • When Sara had stirred ever so faintly, Ram Dass had closed the lantern-slide and lain flat upon the floor.

    A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • If any of these be lacking, lantern-slide illustrations may be used in a partially darkened room.

  • After the second hymn he would announce the coming social events—class prayer-meetings and lantern-slide lectures by missionaries.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • If a lantern-slide picture be focused upon black velvet or upon a dark doorway, the projected image will not be seen.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • He must draw in somewhere: he was worth only—the line of figures slipped in before his eyes with its lantern-slide coldness.

    Santa Claus's Partner Thomas Nelson Page
British Dictionary definitions for lantern-slide

lantern slide

(formerly) a photographic slide for projection, used in a magic lantern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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