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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A camera for obtaining a circular panoramic view of the horizon. The photographic plate is placed horizontally with a vertical lens above. A mirror of peculiar shape reflects light from the entire horizon to the lens, by means of which it is focused upon the plate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In photography, a camera, devised by Noë, by which a panoramic view of the horizon may be taken. A vertical lens to which is attached a silvered mirror of peculiar shape is employed to focus the panoramic view from the entire horizon on a horizontal sensitive plate.

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