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dissolving view

noun
1.
an effect created by the projection of slides on a screen in such a way that each picture seems to dissolve into the succeeding one without an interval in between.
Origin of dissolving view
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • Then the scene changed again with the rapidity of a dissolving view.

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
  • No, sir; that is a dissolving view, oxy-calcium, panto-sciostereoscopticon.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • It was like a dissolving view—great, while it lasted, but soon ended.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • It is slowly, however, undergoing the transformation of a dissolving view.

  • But ships and flags, explorers and natives, fade like a dissolving view.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
  • The immediate change in my consciousness was in the nature of a dissolving view.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • The figures then disappeared gradually, as in a dissolving view.

  • His apparatus is well fixed; he can give you any kind of dissolving view.

  • But I began to feel like one who sees a distinctly focused picture shimmering to a dissolving view.

    The Blue Man Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • I wish I had not to add that it was a dissolving view that rapidly disappeared in my cook's breeches-pocket.

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