pince-nez


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pince-nez

eyeglasses that are held in place only by means of a clip over the bridge of the nose
References in classic literature ?
But I'm afraid I didn't describe him so very accurately after all, for his pince-nez was broken under him, and the long gold pin wasn't stuck through his purple scarf but through his heart.
30) One delicious hot day Miss MacRae pince-nez snapping in bright sun, Killed two tiger snakes with a cricket bat, Knocked their gret orange striped bodies down (" The Executioner," p.
The policeman opens his lamp, and throws the light from his bull's eye on the cab, in the recess of which is seated a grey haired old man wearing a heavy gold watch chain, and a pair of gold pince-nez spectacles.
rolled up sleeves, pince-nez, and books hollowed out for the bomb,
The whole audience was applauding, gazing at him in admiration, and then a solemn little old man with a pince-nez, a moral authority, proclaimed his merits and bestowed on him an important award.
She wore pince-nez, a long black skin coat, and a toque.
After our first meeting I noticed that her myopically dilated pupils inside fine light blue rims, hidden (like mine) behind the lenses of a pince-nez, were affectionately, but relentlessly following me.
Having never read her novels, or seen much of Peter Ustinov's turn in the role, my entire emotional connection with the character was with the on-screen Suchet, his pince-nez and preened moustache.
It is part Velazquez pope and part screaming nanny with the broken pince-nez, a motif drawn from Eisenstein's 1925 classic Battleship Potemkin.
Finally, I was delighted to see I'm not the region's only greybeard bibliophile, but why does our Tunisia Telecom (2) hero live in a photographer's studio, wear a pince-nez AND use a magnifying glass?