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Stereopticon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stereopticon An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stereopticon An improved form of magic lantern, consisting essentially of two complete lanterns matched and connected. The object of the reduplication is to permit the pictures shown to pass from one to the next by a sort of dissolving effect which is secured by alternate use of the two lenses, and at the same time to avoid the delay or the unpleasant sliding of the pictures across the field in view of the audience, but imperfectly avoidable when the simple magic lantern is used. The two lanterns may be either superposed or placed side by side. Some forms of stereopticon are made with three lanterns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stereopticon ster-ē-op′ti-kon a double magic-lantern, by means of which the one picture appears to dissolve gradually into the other.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Stereo-, and Optic

Usage

In literature:

The Colonel prefers them with the stereopticon.
"The Rise of Silas Lapham" by William Dean Howells
It looked like a colored photograph thrown from a stereopticon in a darkened theater.
"The Scarlet Car" by Richard Harding Davis
He could see her as clearly in her circle of electric lights as though she were a picture and held in the light of a stereopticon on a screen.
"Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
I may explain that it was a talk illustrated by stereopticon.
"Sailing Alone Around The World" by Joshua Slocum
Magic Lanterns, Stereopticons, and Views of all kinds and prices for public exhibitions.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Ch., Stereopticon Col. 8.00 Tewksbury.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 2, February, 1896" by Various
Ch., Stereopticon Lecture 10.00 Topsfield.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 48, No. 7, July, 1894" by Various
Let us now turn our "stereopticon on the screen of reminiscence," using the pictures furnished by Shakib.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Stereopticons, lenses of, 148.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Let me copy it, and then I'll throw it up with the stereopticon.
"The Galaxy" by Various
If properly used, a stereopticon is very helpful in Sunday-school work.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Much use was made of the stereopticon.
"The Making of a Country Parish" by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
She owns the only stereopticon in town and generously sees to getting the slides for the monthly lectures.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
The question of the use of the stereopticon and moving pictures in connection with the church should be taken up.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Accordingly he drew up his chair and opened the conversation with some allusion to the chests of stereopticon fittings.
"Parlous Times" by David Dwight Wells
Examine a preparation of the compound eye with the low power or as demonstrated with the stereopticon.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
It was as though a slide had been slipped in a stereopticon, and a new picture projected upon the canvas.
"Joscelyn Cheshire" by Sara Beaumont Kennedy
He withdrew the firecracker slide and turned out the stereopticon.
"The Heroes of the School" by Allen Chapman
Stereopticon is hung in wall at rear.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
Stereopticon outfits have been installed in one city and in two town churches.
"The Church on the Changing Frontier" by Helen O. Belknap
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In poetry:

Giving everybody a fair hearing.
They should have gone out with the balloon flights and the stereopticon.
This is no time for the private point of view.
When I light them, my nostrils prickle.
Their pale, tentative yellows
"Candles" by Sylvia Plath