from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of kaleidoscope, invented by W. S. Simpson, with an aperture in the end into which objects can be introduced.
  • n. A form of moving-picture machine invented by Francis Jenkins.


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  • You could see the atrocities of the French Revolution, and of the Fiji Islands, and the ravages of unspeakable diseases, and the living flesh of a nearly nude human female guaranteed to turn the scale at twenty - two stone, and the skeletons of the mysterious phantoscope, and the bloody contests of champions naked to the waist (with the chance of picking up a red tooth as a relic).

    The Old Wives' Tale


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