from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool, used in a movie camera.
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- noun photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera
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Recently brought back from the Ice for conservation are several rolls of cine-film from Cape Evans (associated with Captain Scott's 1910 expedition).
In the back of my mind I knew that this had to be a contrivance of some kind, and yet, as the film progressed, and I saw footage of Orwell on his smallholding at Wallington; Orwell caught on cine-film in the trenches of the Spanish civil war, describing how to make tea; Orwell - now in colour - typing Nineteen Eighty-Four in the bedroom of his rented farmhouse on the Hebridean island of Jura ...