from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A magnifying lens set in a frame with a handle, for use in reading fine print, or for persons with defective vision.


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  • But the mayor did not extract a reading-glass case.


  • He read it over and over, sighing with satisfaction as he turned the pages by the light of the oil-lamps, his great lion head tilted back to scan them through his reading-glass.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • When _Kit_ goes to the hyphenated's flat to exchange fake papers in his belt for letter acknowledging _Kiraly's_ innocence, an agitated Hun appears with the news that the real _Goring_ is in Washington, and the papers all spoof; which was annoying, as a reading-glass had already disclosed to the chief spy the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, March 14, 1917

  • He rose and took the gold-mounted reading-glass from the desk and scrutinized the nails of both hands through the glass.

    The Yellow Streak

  • Then he rose to his feet again and, having replaced lamp and reading-glass on the desk, stood there thoughtfully, his brown hands clasped before him.

    The Yellow Streak

  • He sat down, grasping the case of his reading-glass, whilst Sully could only stare at him amazed by this out-burst.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment Second Series

  • The Second Deputy dropped his reading-glass in its drawer and slammed it shut.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • Blake, with the writing still before his eyes, opened a desk drawer and took out a large reading-glass.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • He flourished a powerful reading-glass in the professional manner those fellows use and gave the two specimens a cursory examination.

    The Blue Wall A Story of Strangeness and Struggle

  • The Professor, watching Mr. Tertius's movements with undisguised interest, took off his spectacles, picked up a reading-glass, bent down and carefully examined the tumbler.

    The Herapath Property


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