peep show

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peep show

A term for an exhibition of pictures viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass.

While the term originally referred to a type of entertainment provided by wandering showmen, it now refers to a sex show or pornographic film viewed through a slot.
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More explicit attention could have been given to the visual element of the texts -- for example, engravings of Charles II or of the emblematic royal oak, the woodcut of A Raree Show (which Weber does not reproduce), or even the actual stagings of the healing ceremony.