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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name for a moving-picture machine or kinetoscope.


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  • Of other moving pictures machines we have had the vitascope, vitagraph, magniscope, mutoscope, panoramagraph, theatograph and scores of others all derived from the two Greek roots _grapho_ I write and _scopeo_ I view.

    Marvels of Modern Science


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