opera glasses


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opera glasses

[′äp·rə ‚glas·əz]
(optics)
Small binocular telescopes, usually of the Galilean type, adapted for use where magnification and field of view are secondary to compactness and cost.
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She describes a sentimental visit with him for his 90th birthday when they explored a steamer trunk filled with the Walker women's mirrors, opera glasses, letters and other items she remembered, as he retold stories of their origins, passing the duty to share them on to her.
Binoculars, Opera Glasses, and Field Glasses goes a long way toward preserving this history.
The painting was reported stolen by its owner on September 29 along with a metal safe which contained seven gold watches, three pairs of gold opera glasses and 20 cufflinks, estimated to worth around e1/4162,000 in total.
A set of opera glasses, which might spark memories for some visitors to the exhibition, is also on display, along with examples of the new theatre seating and the old.
When you grow weary of the smutty Smiths, you can always dump the whisky glass and pick up that handy pair of opera glasses, instead.
An exhibition of memorabilia - including a pair of opera glasses pinched on the theatre's opening night and returned more than a century later - is on show in the foyer.
Another presidential memento, the opera glasses Abe Lincoln was holding when he was shot at the theatre in 1865, made pounds 296,500 at the same Christie's sale in New York.
There were also many optical instruments produced in the 19th Century, including telescopes, opera glasses, spy glasses and microscopes, which are particularly desirable at auction today.
Meanwhile, 10 million visitors - 10 times as many as dust down their opera glasses - go through museum doors every year.
From the fluffy ostrich fan and mother-of-pearl opera glasses to the cool, ivory mah-jongg tiles and miniature enameled King Tut charms from Egypt, each item became a secret-filled genie's lamp waiting to be rubbed.
If a standard pair is too bulky, consider picking up compact opera glasses.
One elderly gentleman, a shade ostentatiously, used opera glasses.