Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An eye-glass, or a pair of eye-glasses, shutting into a frame which when in use serves as a handle, intended for examining objects at a little distance: also sometimes used as synonymous with opera-glass or lorgnette.

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  • noun archaic A lorgnette or opera glass.

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Examples

  • He drew from his pocket a sheet of folded paper and placed upon the end of his nose his famous gold 'lorgnon': "It is very trifling, one of those directives, as

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • He drew from his pocket a sheet of folded paper and placed upon the end of his nose his famous gold 'lorgnon': "It is very trifling, one of those directives, as Monsieur de Moltke says, which serve to guide operations, a plan of action which we will modify after discussion.

    Cosmopolis — Complete

  • The General made no reply to this announcement; but took up his opera-glass — the double-barrelled lorgnon was not invented in those days — and pretended to examine the house; but Rebecca saw that his disengaged eye was working round in her direction, and shooting out bloodshot glances at her and George.

    Vanity Fair

  • As he approached the hostess she looked steadily at him through her lorgnon, and then, turning to a companion, said with a drawl:

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • The lady who had known the Guer-mantes since 1914 considered another who had been introduced to them in 1916 a parvenue, gave her the nod of a dowager duchess while inspecting her through her lorgnon, and avowed with a significant gesture that no one in society knew whether the lady was even married.

    Time Regained

  • He pulled out his lorgnon, looked at me with surprise.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • He stopped abruptly when he saw me, his gold-rimmed lorgnon falling, swinging on a pink cord, his eyes tender and sad.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • Barras patted the pockets of his waistcoat, withdrew a gold-rimmed lorgnon and pushed it into his eye socket.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • He stopped abruptly when he saw me, his gold-rimmed lorgnon falling, swinging on a pink cord, his eyes tender and sad.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • Barras patted the pockets of his waistcoat, withdrew a gold-rimmed lorgnon and pushed it into his eye socket.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

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