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light box

noun
1.
a boxlike object having a uniformly lighted surface, as of ground glass, against which films or transparencies can be held for examination.
Origin of light box
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • A light box on wheels is also a good plan for caring for waste of this kind.

    Paper-Cutting Machines

    Niel, Jr., Gray
  • The light box coat, the great goggles, proclaimed this figure the ill-fated mechanician.

    An Idyll of All Fools' Day Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • A light box frame, tightened by wooden pegs, is fastened by the same agency and poised upon the axle.

  • I lifted the small, light box very easily—there could not be many treasures in it—and carried it back to her.

    The Doctor's Dilemma Hesba Stretton
  • An hour later Dr. Winters shook his head in disbelief as he turned off the light box and removed the X-ray photograph.

    The Memory of Mars Raymond F. Jones
  • Mr. Roumann approached the Martian, and made signs that he would like to see the light box.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • If you have a few pounds of Ginseng or Golden Seal, pack carefully in a light box and ship by express.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
British Dictionary definitions for light box

light box

noun
1.
a light source contained in a box and covered with a diffuser, used for viewing photographic transparencies, negatives, etc
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