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movie camera

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a camera in which a strip of film moves past the lens, usually to give 16 or 24 exposures per second, thus enabling moving pictures to be taken Also called (Brit) cine camera
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  • The shutter of a movie camera is closed as much of the time as it is open.

    Vanishing Point C.C. Beck
  • “I should have brought the movie camera,” laughed Joe, as they descended the hill.

    Secrets of the Andes

    James H. Foster
  • Joe, holding a movie camera, was ready to film any encounter that they might have.

    The Forest of Mystery

    James H. Foster
  • If I had had a movie camera, I should have been assured of a fortune right there.

  • Sometimes the mind is like a movie camera set for a double exposure.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • Jane was glad that it was almost time for the plane to depart, for facing a movie camera was a real ordeal.

  • Right now she seemed confused and half-frightened as she tried to comply with the directions of the man with the movie camera.

    The Old Martians Roger Phillips Graham
  • Then she caught the gleam of a movie camera lens half-hidden behind an awning.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
  • There was a man with a camera, movie camera, sitting on his shoulder, standing next to me.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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