Definitions

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  • noun Alternative form of dark lantern.

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Examples

  • On the table stood a dark-lantern with the shutter half open, throwing a brilliant beam of light upon the iron safe, the door of which was ajar.

    Sole Music

  • An old dark-lantern of copper, worthy of Diogenes turned Cartouche, stood on the chimney-piece.

    Les Miserables

  • The street and the barricade remained sunk in gloom, and nothing was to be seen except the red flag formidably illuminated as by an enormous dark-lantern.

    Les Miserables

  • He unhooked a dark-lantern from a nail under the eaves and she did not notice how his hand shook with the slight strain, or dream that in making this offer he was taxing a convalescence which could ill afford such self-sacrifice.

    The Woodlanders

  • The man had brought a dark-lantern, not trusting that he could find the necessary bits of harness and apply them in the dark.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • I swung the dark-lantern around and brought its feeble light to bear on the fire-grate, which was revealed to contain a quantity of blackened paper.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • I slipped my hand into my Norfolk and pulled out my revolver, then raised the dark-lantern and prepared to slip back its metal door.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • With the utmost care, I opened the dark-lantern a crack and then, silently, the first door.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • With the utmost care, I opened the dark-lantern a crack and then, silently, the first door.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • I slipped on a half-mask and, with a heavy jemmy in one hand and a dark-lantern in the other, padded across the lawn, keeping low until I reached the shelter of the house.

    The Vesuvius Club

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