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  • Madam Major Bugbee, as she was styled by the townsfolk, -- a stately old lady in black silk, who, being hard of hearing, and therefore incapable of mingling in the conversation that ensued, regarded the new comer through her gold-bowed spectacles, during the remainder of the afternoon, with a furtive, but earnest attention which was quite embarrassing to the object of it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Grandfather said she could use one pair of his gold-bowed ones - but shucks!

    The Long Ago

  • A border of red and yellow tulips, gay daffodils, and “crown imperials,” edged the narrow walk which led from the front gate around to the side door, where they were received by a surprised old lady in gold-bowed spectacles, to whom John presented his companion, with the following concise account of the accident which occasioned her unexpected appearance:

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls Volume VIII, No 25: May 21, 1887

  • Oh, the fun we had the next morning in shaving his beard to my pattern, cutting his hair to match mine, and teaching him how to wear and how to take off gold-bowed spectacles!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • When he had gone, Flint found the Doctor's gold-bowed spectacles in a chair.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • The day before yesterday, Dr. Cricket, who is a good creature, though self-opinionated and always differing from me, was called to see a patient over at the inn; and yesterday, making his second call, he left his gold-bowed glasses, and spent the afternoon bewailing his loss, for he fancied they had slipped out of his pocket when he sat down on the beach to rest.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • "You understand him, don't you?" the Professor asked mildly, looking over his gold-bowed spectacles.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • Mrs. Ripley, tall, graceful and slim, was, like her husband, near-sighted, but only on occasions would she raise a gold-bowed eye-glass to look at some distant object or person.

    Brook Farm

  • And Charles Newcomb, the mysterious and profound, with his long, dark, straight locks of hair, one of which was continually being brushed away from his forehead as it continually fell; with his gold-bowed eye-glass, his large nose and peculiar blue eyes, his spasmodic expressions of nervous horror, and his cachinnatious laugh.

    Brook Farm

  • Further confidences were cut short by the entrance of the butler announcing the Rev. Thomas Brattle, a clergyman of sixty with an old fashioned flowing white beard, small white hands and shiny gold-bowed spectacles, and Marvin Lattimer, a business man with a turn for religious activities.

    Little Lost Sister

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