- Alteration (influenced by horn, of which the sides were once made) of lantern. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then in Act v. the player of that part says, "All that I have to say is, to tell you that the lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon; this thorn-bush, my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog.”
“The bearer of the lanthorn was his young enemy -- the boy.”
“All that I have to say, is to tell you that the lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon; this Thorn-bush, my”
“The insect called the lanthorn-fly, which is peculiar to warm climates, emits light as it flies, producing in the dark a remarkably sparkling appearance.”
“All that I have to say, is, to tell you that the lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon; this thorn-bush, my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog.”
“But as in windy weather the tapers were more wasted -- to remedy this inconvenience, he placed them in a kind of lanthorn, there being no glass to be met with in his dominions.”
“Ahmad Kamakim and say, ‘O Prince of True Believers, order him to be searched and I will bring the lanthorn forth from his bosom.’”
“Aslan; and Ahmad rejoined, “There came hither a man who was made Chief of the Sixty; he was named Ala al-Din Abu al-Shamat and he lost his life through this lanthorn.””
“Kamakim, the arch-thief, and accompanied him as cup-companion to the tavern111 and behold, Ahmad took out the jewelled lanthorn he had stolen from the Caliph and, setting it before him, pledged the wine cup to its light, till he became drunken.”
““I will now tackle my drink and set this lanthorn before me and quaff the cup to its light.””
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