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Lantern

Lantern

1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light.

2. An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior. A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns.

a smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one, for ornament, or to admit light; such as the lantern of the cupola of the Capitol at Washington, or that of the Florence cathedral.

3. (Science: machinery) a lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See lantern pinion (below).

4. (Science: engineering) a kind of cage inserted in a stuffing box and surrounding a piston rod, to separate the packing into two parts and form a chamber between for the reception of steam, etc.; called also lantern brass.

5. A perforated barrel to form a core upon.

6. (Science: zoology) see aristotles lantern.

fig. 1 represents a hand lantern; fig. 2, an arm lantern; fig. 3, a breast lantern; so named from the positions in which they are carried. Dark lantern, a lantern 939

with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light; called also bulls-eye. Lantern fly, lantern carrier, any translucent, marine, bivalve shell of the genus Anatina, and allied genera. Magic lantern, an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and having suitable lenses in a lateral tube, for throwing upon a screen, in a darkened room or the like, greatly magnified pictures from slides placed in the focus of the outer lens.

Origin: f. Lanterne, L. Lanterna, laterna, from gr. Light, torch. See lamp.


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research on starfish

read my ouestions first, its lab assignment questions on starfish. Not Aristole's lantern!!

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by riya_tika
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:32 am
 
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research on starfish

... particular type of starfish. It almost sounds like a set of questions about crown-of-thorns starfish, but maybe not. So far as I know, Aristotle's lantern isn't found in starfish - that probably means that it is, occasionally (it's biology, and never say never in biology), but of the few species ...

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by Darby
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:42 pm
 
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research on starfish

when i learned about the artistotles lantern it said "a characteristic of echinoderms".. i never asked myself if they all have it. but doing some research, it turnes out it is true, they all have it.

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by MrMistery
Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:33 pm
 
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research on starfish

4. i know sea urchins have an aristotles lantern which is like 3/4 large tooth like things that continuouslt grow and are in a pyramid shape. Perhaps starfish might also?

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by nugget
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:07 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

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