from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as presbyope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person affected with presbyopia.


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  • "Supposing these facets myope or presbyte," observed Jack, "that gives seventeen thousand three hundred and twenty-five pairs of spectacles on one nose!"

    Willis the Pilot

  • On the 17th February, 1803, "the standing eommit - tee of missions" (appointed by the General Assembly in May, 1802) addressed a letter to "each of the presbyte - ries immediately connected with that body in the man - agement of missionary concerns," soliciting such informa - tion as their experience enabled them to give, respecting persons suitable for "missionaries to the frontiers and to the Indian tribes, and the places or regions demanding missionary labours."

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society


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