• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lanthorn See Lantern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lanthorn An obsolete form of lantern.
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In literature:

But he left the lanthorns hanging outside; on the chance.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
But it was such a likeness when I looked a second time, as a jewelled lanthorn, lit within, bears to its vacant fellow.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
But shall we come again, and bring a lanthorn?
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Dessay it'll be dark, but we've a lanthorn.
"Through Forest and Stream" by George Manville Fenn
I'll hang up the lanthorn and the new English rope here.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
I shall try it at once, doctor, for it'll be far better than doing it by lanthorn light.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Then, on a sudden, the light would seem to go out, as the boy closed up the lanthorn.
"Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed" by Joseph Taylor
Hobany's lanthorn, 87, note.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
For two nights past, the sea-birds have been flying wildly round the lanthorn of the lighthouse.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
A large dark lanthorn threw a small circle of light around, but beyond this all was darkness.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
I'll lend you my lanthorn.
"Her Season in Bath" by Emma Marshall
But anon a lady will come accompanied by a duenna and preceded by two serving men carrying lanthorns.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
We had lost our way, and father had to come out with two men, and lanthorns to look for us.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
I placed my lanthorn on the floor, and seating myself on the chest, tried to form some plan of action.
"The Span o' Life" by William McLennan
He felt it would be rather absurd to ask the monk if he recognized him by this wavering lanthorn-light.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Nearly every one carried a lanthorn to swing about as a signal to guide his steps amongst the railway trucks.
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
The above is from "Diogenes Lanthorne," issued in the year 1607.
"Proverb Lore" by F. Edward Hulme
But the two dim lanthorns in the life-boat went on and on, the thunder of the surf on the wreck guiding them.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
The chancel door stuck and refused to open till the old man had held down his lanthorn to see what held it.
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
In the lanthorn's light was seen the spare, tall figure that went with the long, gloomy face.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens

In poetry:

And in they go with that villain Joe
To fetch the body by night,
And all the church look'd dismally
By his dark lanthorn light.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
I called. And in the night
I heard him stop below,
His owlish lanthorn's light
Blurring the windy snow--
How long the time and slow!
"Time And Death And Love" by Madison Julius Cawein
The second night by lanthorn light
Thro' the church-yard as they went,
He whisper'd anew and shew'd them two
That Mister Joseph sent.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
The third night as by lanthorn light
Thro' the church-yard they went,
He bade them see and shew'd them three
That Mister Joseph sent.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
Comes then snow scur on the river
And a world is covered with jade
Small boat floats like a lanthorn,
The flowing water closts as with cold. And at San Yin
they are a people of leisure.
"Canto XLIX: For the Seven Lakes" by Ezra Pound
"Through all that night of wild affright
They searched the road to Town;
They called him high, they called him low,
They mocked each other through the snow,
And all the night, by lanthorn light,
They wandered up and down.
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey

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