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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANTERN

There, by the light of a lantern, he and Jud made Andrew as comfortable as possible.

He got up from his chair, lighted a lantern, and went outside.

He lighted the lantern, and Hal Dozier went down the steep steps, humming.

The telegram was found, and the captain read it, while Tim held the lantern.

Imagine scouts scouring the woods with a lantern—with a lantern, Renny!

The lantern, set on a tombstone beside them, blinked in a snowy gust.

After a moment he arose, took his lantern into his tent, and there spread his find on his cot.

At camp he lighted his lantern and spread out his find on the table.

It was the hired man with whom Margaret had left the letter, and he held a lantern in his hand.

Gawtrey placed the lantern on the table and seated himself in silence.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French lanterne "lamp, lantern, light" (12c.), from Latin lanterna "lantern, lamp, torch," altered (by influence of Latin lucerna "lamp") from Greek lampter "torch," from lampein "to shine" (see lamp). Variant lanthorn (16c.-19c.) was folk etymology based on the common use of horn as a translucent cover. Lantern-jaws "hollow, long cheeks" is from a resemblance noted since at least mid-14c.

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