from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who uses pictures projected on a screen by a magic lantern, in illustration of a lecture, of the like.
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It was late in the evening when I arrived, and I found the lanternist in a state of agitation because the partition was not down, and he was, therefore, unable to put up the screen, as the card-players vigorously protested against any disturbance.
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