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Lantren on canal in Venice, Italy

The day, the term lantren is used to describe mony teeps o portable lichtin, but lantrens oreeginatit as a pertective enclosur for a licht source - uisually a caunle - tae mak it easier tae cairy an hang up, an mair practical ootduirs or in drauchty interiors sic as passages an staircases whaur ungairdit caunles war mair likely tae be blawn oot bi gowsts o air - nae juist frae wind but even appenin a duir.