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 Lantern-Land.Lanternise. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lanterns.
 
Authors, literary men, and other inmates of Lantern-land (q.v.). Rabelais so calls the prelates and divines of the Council of Trent, who wasted the time in great displays of learning, to little profit; hence “lanternise” (q.v.).   1
 


 Lantern-Land.Lanternise. 

 
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