Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of binocular telescope in the form of large operaglass, provided with a case slung from a strap, so that it can be conveniently carried. These glasses are used especially by military men and tourists.
- n. A small achromatic telescope, usually from 20 to 24 inches long, and having from 3 to 6 joints of the kind known as telescopic. This is the older form of field glass, and has now been almost wholly superseded for use on land by the binocular form described above, though it is still the more common form for marine service.
- n. That one of the two lenses forming the eyepiece of an astronomical telescope or of a compound microscope which is the nearer to the object-glass, the other being the eye-glass. Also called field-lens.
“This caused a halt, and having hurriedly re-capped our guns and six-shooters, thus preparing for the worst, I took a look at the band through my field-glass.”
“I did not indulge in this confidence, however; for, with the excellent field-glass I had, I could distinctly see long columns of French troops moving to their right, for the apparent purpose of making a vigorous fight on that flank; and I thought it more than likely that their artillery would be heard from before the Germans could gain the coveted ridge.”
“The Emperor had been the first, as early as mid-day, to descry with his field-glass, on the extreme horizon, something which had attracted his attention.”
“The Prince had gone a little way off and was scrutinising the distant heights through his field-glass.”
“I had a field-glass with me, and, looking round, I saw his hat as he was walking inside the walls of the circus in the direction towards the city.”
“In the gully where the Tugwell boats were built, behind a fringe of rough longshore growth, young Carne had been sitting with a good field-glass, observing the practice of the battery.”
““I see,” said this individual, who wore sporting clothes of the most attractive pattern, and had a field-glass strung over his shoulder, “that you did not get over to our little entertainment last evening.””
“But they have this mark of their own that at each of them stands a figure with a pair of eyes, or at least with a field-glass, which forms, again and again, for observation, a unique instrument, insuring to the person making use of it an impression distinct from every other.”
“Taking up the powerful field-glass which he was accustomed to use in his surveying operations, he proceeded to investigate more carefully the luminous orb.”
“I reckon some people ashore saw it all; for there's Judge Colon's auto, standing up yonder; and they've got their field-glass leveled this way.”
‘field-glass’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for field-glass.