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magic lantern in Photography topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmagic lanternˌmagic ˈlantern noun [countable]  TCPa piece of equipment used in the past to make pictures shine onto a wall or screen
Examples from the Corpus
magic lanternAnd during all this time I kept getting flashing pictures in my mind of Chantal, like a magic lantern slide.When we were young we tended it like a magic lantern, and we continue to find its place.Cheap cards revolve on a display stand like a magic lantern.They make a delightful, spontaneously spellbound audience, to whom one could show history unfolding as if with a magic lantern.Lime lights were also used for magic lantern shows until they were superseded by the carbon arc.