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dark slide

noun, Photography.
Also called draw slide. a black plastic, metal, or fabric sheet that is inserted into a film holder to protect the film from light.
a lightproof holder for sheet film or a photographic plate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was as if for days he had been staring at a blank sheet, and now a dark slide had been suddenly taken from the magic lantern.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) Mary Cholmondeley
  • "Close the dark slide now, Steve," whispered Mr. Mainwaring.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • Old stereoscopic camera, with mechanical arrangement for transferring plates to and from the dark slide.

  • So—here he shut the dark slide of his lantern—now to the outside.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • When we have entered it into the dark slide and camera, and then exposed to light, the change I mentioned has taken place.

  • Cleaning board, dark slide, and printing-frame, were all curved.

  • The ordinary camera may be used, but a carrier to take lantern plates must be used in the dark slide.

  • I myself took the plate from the dark slide, and, under the eyes of the two detectives, placed it in the developing dish.

  • From the satchel that I had put beneath the tripod I took out a dark slide and inserted it in the camera, drawing the shutter.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson
  • Mr. Billing had slipped his dark slide into his pocket, and was unscrewing his camera from its stand.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham

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