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  • Here he leaned forward and tapped me impressively on the knee, while his blue eyes shone excitedly behind his shell-rimmed spectacles.

    "A Leak in the Fountain of Youth" by Amelia Reynolds Long, part 1

  • Here he leaned forward and tapped me impressively on the knee, while his blue eyes shone excitedly behind his shell-rimmed spectacles.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • And so the mild-looking hakim Kurram Khan, walking gingerly across her rocks, donning cheap, imitation shell-rimmed spectacles to help him look the part, trembled even more than the leg-weary horse he led.

    In The Time Of Light

  • "I had a new sportcoat on, and I had just gotten new shell-rimmed glasses before I left," he says.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • He went out of the room calling “Ewing!” and returned in a few minutes accompanied by an embarrassed, slightly worn young man, with shell-rimmed glasses and scanty blond hair.

    The Great Gatsby

  • The guest stood silently before the portrait, scanning it earnestly, almost with anxiety, blinking his almond eyes behind his shell-rimmed glasses.

    White Ashes

  • On my left, next the door, worked a colored girl with shell-rimmed spectacles, very friendly, whose name was Irma.

    Working With the Working Woman

  • Nordsen took off his shell-rimmed glasses, wiped them, restored them to his boyish face.

    Next Door, Next World

  • It was not until he was safe in his sleeper, and racketing through the night, that he remembered the meeting with the literary swans and the editor with the shell-rimmed glasses.

    The Trumpeter Swan

  • The young editor who had eyed him through shell-rimmed glasses had said, "There's going to be a lot of hard work ahead -- to keep up to this ----"

    The Trumpeter Swan

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