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."
"It hinged from the outset upon the pince-nez. But for the fortunate chance of the dying man having seized these, I am not sure that we could ever have reached our solution.
He is known for his dapper suits and pince-nez spectacles, speaks seven languages, and has worked for the United Nations over a four-decade-long career that has taken him from Sudan to Kosovo, from Iraq to Afghanistan.
Wearing distinctive pince-nez spectacles, he cut the figure of David Suchet's Poiret and delivered speeches with Churchillian flamboyance.
THE DISPOSITION Bibendum used to wear a pince-nez, smoke a cigar and, well, look a little scary.
Teddy Roosevelt and his pince-nez. Iris Apfel and her signature circular specs.
'A man could die of heat stroke.' (P.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.38) The subjects of the poems, whether human, anima, or other aspects of nature, express the reality of living in such a space.
"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.