Lantern

A lantern is a portable lighting device or mounted light fixture used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may also be used for signaling, as 'torches', or as general light sources outdoors (such as camping). Low light level varieties are used for decoration. The term "lantern" is also used more generically to mean a 'light source' or the enclosure for a light source. Examples are glass pane enclosed street lights, or the housing for the top lamp and lens section of a lighthouse.

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    When there was no more lantern in the kitchen,
    The fire got out through crannies in the stove
    And danced in yellow wrigglers on the ceiling,
    As much at home as if they’d always danced there.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    “... It may be Prester John’s balloon
    Or an old battered lantern hung aloft
    To light poor travellers to their distress.”
    She then: “How you digress!”
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    God shall be my hope,
    My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)