Debuscope

De"bu*scope

(?), n. [From the inventor, Debus, a French optician + -scope.] (Opt.) A modification of the kaleidoscope; -- used to reflect images so as to form beautiful designs.
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D`but"

(?), n. [F. dbut, prop., the first cast or throw at play, fr. but aim, mark. See Butt an end.] A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.

D`bu`tant"

(?), n.; fem.

D`bu`tante"

(). [F., p. pr. of dbuter to have the first throw, to make one's dbut. See Dbut.] A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public.
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