a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.
After Lucy Fisher became head of production for Francis Coppola’s zoetrope Studios, he could barely contain his envy.
Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon Robert Sam Anson February 28, 2014
My zoetrope thus worked off itself, and piled up Karma for all the village whether anyone happened to be looking at it or not.
Hilda Wade Grant Allen
Avenues of poplars on both sides of the road chased each other like the figures in a zoetrope.
The Ball and The Cross G.K. Chesterton
Add gradually ten ounces of piperazine, a pint of Harrogate water and inhale leisurely through a zoetrope.
Punch, 1917.07.04, Vol. 153, Issue No. 1 Various
The zoetrope, or Wheel of Life, which appeared first in 1860, is a modification of the same idea.
The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
With the discovery of instantaneous photography, a new application of the principle of the zoetrope was found.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, May 1899 Various
a cylinder-shaped toy with a sequence of pictures on its inner surface which, when viewed through the vertical slits spaced regularly around it while the toy is rotated, produce an illusion of animation
1867, literally “wheel of life,” from Greek zoe “life” (see zoo) + trope “turn” (see trope).
noun John or Johann ?1733–1810, British painter, esp of portraits; born in Germany Historical Examples His physical appearance is familiar from his own portraits of himself, and from that which zoffany painted of him. Gainsborough Max Rothschild zoffany was elected among the first members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Haunted London Walter Thornbury The […]
. adjective Showy and frivolous; light; frothy [1966+; perhaps a thinning of zazzy; perhaps an alteration of fizzy]
(Ahmed Bey Zogu) 1895–1961, king of Albania 1928–39. Historical Examples Italian forces invaded Albania on that day, forcing zog to flee the country, never to return. Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe zog also retained a sizable armed group from his old tribal region. Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe zog commenced his […]
a medieval mystical work, consisting chiefly of interpretations of and commentaries on the Pentateuch: the definitive work of Jewish cabala. Contemporary Examples The term Pulsa Dinura appears only ten times in sacred Jewish texts, four times in the Talmud and six times in the Zohar. The Jewish Death Curse In Israeli Politics Nicholas Saidel May […]