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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.
Props included opera glasses, Groucho Marx nose glasses, and jewelry.
There are several models, ranging from 4x12 opera glasses to 10x25 minis for hunters.
Sporting Beasley is allowed to forget the insults and drabness of his inconsequential life as he, resplendent with Prince Albert coat, white spats, and cane, struts it "till the sun goes down." In a tone that is decidedly mock-epical, the speaker describes the bon vivant at a concert as he strides down the aisle to his seat in row A and majestically pulls out his opera glasses amid the laughter of the crowd.
We offer 15 good reasons for dusting off the backpack, opera glasses, and water wings.
We see painted fans, opera glasses, diamond necklaces, chessboards, manuscript scores, musical instruments, some famous paintings ...
"Oh Mary, I wonder if we can get season tickets?" "Great news, dear, we won't have to nip over to La Scala quite as often when we have our very own opera house." "Fred you will have to buy me a new pair of opera glasses, the old ivory pair are no longer de rigueur." "Darling, if you win the lottery will you buy us a box seat and don't you think the mayor has a look of Pavarotti?" At this point I woke up.
Authorities believe that the suspects also stole a safe containing seven gold watches, three pairs of gold opera glasses, and 20 cufflinks, estimated to be worth around e1/4162,000.
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.