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an Aladdin's lamp

A magical object that allows its owner to make wishes and have them granted. (In The Arabian Nights, Aladdin finds a magic lamp in a cave.) The kids think that old ring they found in the attic is an Aladdin's lamp, but it's really just a piece of junk.
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an Aladdin's lamp

a talisman that enables its owner to fulfil every desire.
In the Arabian Nights tale of Aladdin, the hero finds a magic lamp in a cave. He discovers that rubbing it summons a powerful genie who is able to carry out all his wishes.
See also: lamp
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This deprivation is apt to be comparatively bad, but not nearly as bad as the deprivation involved in not finding Aladdin's lamp. Nevertheless, we are inclined to say that it is a misfortune (though perhaps not a great one) and that disappointment is a fitting response to this misfortune.
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As historian Francis Kimball said, "The Erie Canal rubbed Aladdin's Lamp. America awoke, catching for the first time the wondrous vision of its own dimensions and power."
The Arabic word qumqum in the title refers to that bulging, long-necked bottle in which a genie is imprisoned in several of the stories of the Arabian Nights (although the English title page seems to identify it with Aladdin's lamp).
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Everything was in there except Aladdin's lamp. You could barely move in there."
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