Synonyms for camera

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But how the form of such a woman must be dwarfed in the camera of such a man's mind!

He is like a camera with the cap on—he never gets a new impression.

I was tapping away at the door of his recollections, camera all ready.

"Oh, that's all right," said Mr. Trenton, swinging his camera over his shoulder.

If it should come, he wished for a camera—a moving picture camera.

In the absence of the camera, he was appointed the court oil photographer.

Wrayson looked at the knapsack, at the camera, and at the little man himself.

The projecting machine was substantially like the "taking" camera and was so used.

The pen, as faithfully as the camera, has told the truth, and nothing but the truth.

In a camera obscura, the butcher's cart, and the figure of one of our own family amuse us.

WORD ORIGIN

1708, "vaulted building," from Latin camera "vaulted room" (source of Italian camera, Spanish camara, French chambre), from Greek kamara "vaulted chamber."

The word also was used early 18c. as a short form of Modern Latin camera obscura "dark chamber" (a black box with a lens that could project images of external objects), contrasted with camera lucida (Latin for "light chamber"), which uses prisms to produce on paper beneath the instrument an image, which can be traced. It became the word for "picture-taking device" when modern photography began, c.1840 (extended to television filming devices 1928). Camera-shy is attested from 1890. Old Church Slavonic komora, Lithuanian kamara, Old Irish camra all are borrowings from Latin.

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