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light box

noun
1.
a boxlike object having a uniformly lighted surface, as of ground glass, against which films or transparencies can be held for examination.
Origin of light box
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • If you have a few pounds of Ginseng or Golden Seal, pack carefully in a light box and ship by express.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • The light box coat, the great goggles, proclaimed this figure the ill-fated mechanician.

    An Idyll of All Fools' Day Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • A light box on wheels is also a good plan for caring for waste of this kind.

    Paper-Cutting Machines Niel, Jr., Gray
  • An hour later Dr. Winters shook his head in disbelief as he turned off the light box and removed the X-ray photograph.

    The Memory of Mars Raymond F. Jones
  • A light box frame, tightened by wooden pegs, is fastened by the same agency and poised upon the axle.

  • I lifted the small, light box very easily—there could not be many treasures in it—and carried it back to her.

    The Doctor's Dilemma Hesba Stretton
  • Mr. Roumann approached the Martian, and made signs that he would like to see the light box.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
British Dictionary definitions for light box

light box

noun
1.
a light source contained in a box and covered with a diffuser, used for viewing photographic transparencies, negatives, etc
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