from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eye-glasses connected by a spring by which they are held on the nose, one eyepiece being so adjusted as to fold back on the other when not in use; a pince-nez.


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  • OK, it took a while, but now I understand the Clinton campaign's position: If someone had a picture of Hillary dressed in a rain barrel and nose-glasses, it would be on every Page One.

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  • Riesling, with his dark slimness, his precisely parted hair, his nose-glasses, his hesitant speech, his moodiness, his love of music, as a younger brother, to be petted and protected.


  • And in order to emphasize his knowledge of horse-flesh, he adjusted his nose-glasses and studied the mare from all angles.

    The Road Leads On

  • Altmulig took out his nose-glasses, but found no use for them.

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  • She clipped on a pair of nose-glasses and in brisk style signed the hotel register: Paulina Andreasen from Polden.

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  • He laid the paper before him, put on his nose-glasses and looked at it.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905

  • He was very near-sighted, and while he persisted in wearing nose-glasses, it seemed impossible for him to obtain a pair that would remain on his nose for more than a minute at a time.

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  • He could still sit in his rags as if he were lounging in the salon of an ocean liner, still gesture with his nose-glasses as if he were fixing the attention of a Richard Harding

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  • The cracked nose-glasses were back in place and he had stopped short.

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  • He removed a pair of cracked nose-glasses and held them between his thumb and forefinger and gestured politely with them.

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