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light trap

any mechanical arrangement that allows some form of movement to take place while excluding light, such as a light-proof door or the lips of a film cassette
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  • See Empson yourself; he will put my stepper Mab to the light trap; no delay.

  • Hugh had put the big trotting mare in the light trap for Miss Harriott and Mary to drive home.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • The potman and Dick being sent out of the room, Felix said that what they wanted now was a light trap and a smart horse.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Dragging, robbing carts, &c., by means of a light trap which follows behind laden vehicles.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He went through the light trap to the next chamber and turned the handle on the sliding door.

    The Bramble Bush Gordon Randall Garrett
  • At its far-away end now trotted the Kentucky blacks, drawing a light trap.

    Sally of Missouri

    R. E. Young
  • Later they drove over in the light trap to look at the workshop, and here he made no excuses for its being small.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • And as if in answer to her question, she suddenly caught sight of a light trap under the trees.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub

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