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  • n. Plural form of lantern.


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  • My only contact with Halloween was at Cubs, where we would bring pumpkin lanterns one evening.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • According to the architects, the solution was to have five "lanterns" -- a powerful symbol in Chinese culture -- rise above the street and serve as both bridges and public spaces.

    Fast Company

  • I love crafts that recycle, and I love the look of candles in lanterns.

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  • The lanterns are a form of prayer for good luck and blessings.

    Today's Photos: Feb. 9

  • Suddenly it seemed as if the lanterns were the only light left in the world.

    The Eye of the World

  • The cuisine was most excellent, and throughout the season appetizing meals were served on the spacious verandas at the north end of the building, over which canopies had been erected, the illumination being furnished in the evening by electric lights, contained in Japanese lanterns.

    New York at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis 1904 Report of the New York State Commission

  • I was suspected, however, of abetting an illicit traffic in Chinese lanterns.

    The Lunatic At Large

  • With still greater hesitation they at length permitted themselves to creep up the poop ladder, when the first object revealed by the light of their lanterns was the senseless body of the boatswain, his arms and shoulders still encircled by a snake-like object of light brownish-grey colour.

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • It was decorated with a coat of arms; on the lanterns was a ducal coronet; two grey horses were harnessed to it; behind it were two lackeys.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

  • Mr Clegg said everyone living and working in rural areas knows that the lanterns are a threat as well as a pretty sight.

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