from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views or combinations of images.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An improved form of magic lantern, consisting essentially of two complete lanterns matched and connected.
When she holds up her film camera, I feel like Im watching someone operate an antique stereopticon.
I don't know Pyle's opinion of this particular work, but a newspaper described an appearance he made in Milwaukee: With the aid of a stereopticon a number of pictures were thrown on the screen, works of prominent painters, and these were criticised by the lecturer.
The photographs range from stereopticon views to images from books to pictures related to The Underground Railroad.
Services included the promotion of religious services, the organization of education classes, support for arts and handicrafts, the supply of athletic and musical supplies, presentation of stereopticon lectures, the staging of evangelistic meetings, and the organization of information bureaus to handle enquiries regarding missing men.
Included is an outline of the types of work under way (religious, education, arts and handicrafts, athletics and music, stereopticon lectures, evangelistic meetings, and inquiries regarding missing men) and where Association work was started
“I think this is what he intended his chronal stereopticon to eventually become.”
Rather than staying cozily in Mr.. Baird's parlor to be entertained by stereopticon views of Perth Harbor, though, Frank chose to keep his appointment for sherry with Mr. Bainbridge, a solicitor with an interest in local historical records.
So Mare sits by while I lug our father's telescopes and his stereopticon out of the ark where we grew up; I used to think it was nice but it has become our prison.
"Chronic," his fourth book, is one of those rare collections that moves beautifully between poetry's inner/outer stereopticon.
Forgive my ignorance, but isn't a stereopticon a 19th century "magic lantern" for projecting slides?
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