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noun 
  1. An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.
    • 1993: This was the way I passed through the remainder of my childhood. The span smoothly, time"s Chief Designer narrowed the legs of trousers and decreed that the cars should be more aerodynamic. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
Etymology: Formed irregularly from Greek "life" + - "turning".


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