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  • n. Alternative spelling of night glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A telescope (usually binocular) constructed so as to concentrate as much light as possible, and thus adapted for seeing objects at night.


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  • So he merely saw that his weapons were all right, and then, with his night-glass, again plunged his gaze into space.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • He looked sharply and turned his night-glass toward the spot; but there was nothing to be seen, and the profoundest silence appeared to return.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • Why, with a night-glass in the tower we watched your boat set out an hour ago!

    Royal Flash

  • Drawing no response from Mr. Higgins, the captain raised his night-glass and scanned along the heavens to the west.

    The Von Toodleburgs Or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family

  • Just as they were about to start off Tom had swept the moonlit trail with his night-glass, but there was no sign of the Fogers, though they may have seen their rivals start off.

    Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground

  • He now stood with his teeth firm set, and his night-glass to his eye, bluff against the storm.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • In my former letter, I acquainted your lordship, that I every night placed a lieutenant, and three trusty men, with a night-glass, in a house close to the enemy's works, to watch the ships.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 2

  • That midnight the night-glass of many a mystified merchantman searched the murk for those coruscations with which the crescent of forts had constellated the Atlantic, the mariner's sea-rent waiting ready, with his ship's-papers, in his cash box: but no galaxy of lights glanced that night.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • She, no doubt, as they worked in their circle of torchlight, had sailed in close before going about, her crews gathered forward, her master perhaps watching through his night-glass had guessed the act, saluted it, and passed on her way unknown to her own destiny.

    The Ship of Stars

  • For we could see her even with a good French opera-glass I had, and with a night-glass which I used to carry on

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories


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