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stone lantern

(in Japan) an intricately carved lantern of stone, often placed in a garden or before a shrine.
a usually inexpensive reproduction of this, often made of cast metal. Unabridged
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  • Note, besides other things, stone lantern, piscina with carved dog and bone.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The stone lantern which crowns the whole dates from the eighteenth century.

    Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes
  • The stone lantern which surmounts it, white and dazzling, looked as though it were suspended on high.

  • On the right, at the foot of two or three steps that led to a higher bank, was a stone lantern such as you see in temple grounds.

    Lafcadio Hearn Nina H. Kennard

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