American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small magnifying glass usually set in an eyepiece and used chiefly by watchmakers and jewelers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mass of pasty iron mingled with slag as taken from the Catalan forge when ready to be shingled. Also called
massé, in French, and in the American bloomeries most generally a bloom, but also frequently a lump, and sometimes called loupe.
- n. A lens or magnifying-glass.
- n. A magnifying glass, usually mounted in an eyepiece, often used by jewellers and watchmakers.
- n. A type of short-range binoculars used by surgeons and dentists.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any of a variety of small magnifying glasses, having a magnifying power from 2X to 20X, commonly of 10X, which may be held in the hand, or in some cases held within the eyesocket without the use of a hand. It is commonly used by jewelers and watchmakers.
- n. small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
- Borrowing from French loupe. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, flawed gem, probably of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Aside from the technical gear, average shoppers can snag a swan-shaped velvet ring box ($2) or jewelry soap ($3.95), or get a close look at their own gems with the jeweler's monocle known as a loupe ($20 to more than $100).”
““That good?” he asked, putting down the photographer’s proofs of turkeys—Matt was on the Butterball campaign—that he was studying with a little magnifying glass called a loupe.”
“Continuing to cruife at the entrance of the Channel, on the 31ft of Oflober he took a French (hip from Guada - loupe, which is faid by fome to have mounted forty guns, and to have had on board a cargo valued at upwards of one hundred thoufand pounds.”
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“That is where the line can become a snaking slow-paced procession leading to a Transportation Security Officers who is manually checks passengers' IDs by using a black light and magnifying loupe.”
“Analog animators use a light box for tracing and animating and film photographers use them to look at negatives with a loupe, the main difference being an animator was less concerned with the warmth of the light where as a photographer was b/c of white balance.”
“I'm fairly sure that a loupe would confirm what I suspect: Fabio has given her the best of the best.”
“Sarah Hotchkiss 's "My Vacation to the Moon" 2011 is a mini-installation—including a print, a lightbox, a loupe and a fake slide—that pays homage to Kodachrome, the now-discontinued color transparency film that from 1935 to 2009 recorded innumerable trips so vividly.”
“ The fiend ignored me and stepped through the apartment, looking at things, picking them up: a jeweler's loupe, a round tin of mints, a cantaloupe.”
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