dark lantern

  1. a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
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How To Use dark lantern In A Sentence

  • I'm goin 'to have a thing called a dark lantern," he said to Porson. Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers
  • If a man is found by the police busy with "jemmy" and dark lantern at a jeweller's shop door over night, the magistrate before whom he is brought the next morning, reasons from those effects to their causes in the fellow's "burglarious" ideas and volitions, with perfect confidence, and punishes him accordingly. Hume (English Men of Letters Series)
  • Now the original proposition, commencing with the word "take," was meant by its propounder to achieve its climax in "a seat on one of the hall chairs;" but the liquid inferences of A1, with a dark lantern, had the desired effect, and induced a command from Mr. Adolphus Casay to the small essential essence of condensed valetanism in the person of Jim Pipkin, to produce the case-bottles for the discussion of the said A1, with the dark lantern, who gained considerably in the good opinion of Mr. James Pipkin, by requesting the favour of his company in the bibacious avocation he so much delighted in. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841
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