from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The light of a lantern.
  • n. In architecture, a lantern on the top of a dome; a dome-light. See lantern, n., 3.


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  • "Get us out of here soon," said another, in the spectral lantern-light of the mine.

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  • There is almost nothing in common between the villager conning his book of scriptures by lantern-light and the contemporary apartment dweller riffing the pages of a newspaper while attending to live televised reports from Bosnia.

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  • The lantern-light had disturbed many bees that had escaped from hives destroyed some days earlier, and, demoralized by affliction, were now getting a living as marauders about the doors of other hives.

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  • Well, as I write this by lantern-light I am wondering if my lantern plunger is interchangeable with the one on the stove.

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  • Lungan smashed wine-shop doors and made its own kind of beast, dancing in lantern-light, in the wreckage of neighbors, chaining down rock-littered streets and arming itself with dead men's weapons.


  • He pushed past the corner, past the men who interfered with him, and saw a street in which the fighting had gone far down the lanes, leaving its detritus of bodies and spent missiles in shadow and sporadic lantern-light.


  • Black figures showed in the lantern-light up and down tannery row, small groups who did not stay to the walks, but who gave a group of horsemen an uncomfortably apparent attention.


  • The woman looked at me wildly, those dreadful eyes glistening in the lantern-light.

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  • The corridor was dim with the big, star-studded, yellow lantern-light.

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  • They rowed me up to several vessels; I read by lantern-light their names painted in great white letters on a dark ground.



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