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Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

n.
1. A decorative collapsible lantern of thin, brightly colored paper.

Chinese lantern

n
1. a collapsible lantern made of thin coloured paper
2. (Plants) an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx. See also winter cherry

Chi′nese lan′tern


n.
a collapsible lantern of thin colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese lantern - a collapsible paper lantern in bright colorsChinese lantern - a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors; used for decorative purposes
lantern - light in a transparent protective case
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The large conservatory opening out of it is pleasantly lighted with Chinese lanterns, and beautifully decorated with shrubs and flowers.
For effective magic is transcendent nature; and who shall measure the subtlety of those touches which convey the quality of soul as well as body, and make a man's passion for one woman differ from his passion for another as joy in the morning light over valley and river and white mountain-top differs from joy among Chinese lanterns and glass panels?
Actually, the Chinese lantern has a lot of good features that do not exist in the Egyptian one, which is made of sheet iron.
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A FIRE started at a Wolverhampton house after a Chinese lantern is understood to have landed in guttering.
Fire investigators have blamed the inferno on a Chinese lantern.
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service area commander Steve Vincent said at the time: "A Chinese lantern was spotted on CCTV floating across and into the site and starting a fire in plastic bales.
Steve West, Llandaff, Cardiff I SEE that a Chinese lantern has now caused a major catastrophic fire, which then released thick poisonous acrid, health-damaging smoke over a wide residential area.
A huge fire started by a Chinese lantern at a recycling plant in England could be seen 30 miles away.
Fire investigators established a Chinese lantern was to blame for the fire, which at its height was tackled by more than 200 firefighters.

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