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Binoculars 

A set of two identical telescopes, one for each eye, which gives binocular vision of magnified distant objects. The images are erected using either an eyepiece of negative power, or prisms, or very occasionally, an additional lens system placed between objective and eyepiece. On binoculars, the magnification M and the diameter D of the objective or entrance pupil are shown as MD (e.g. 8 ✕ 30). Syn. field glasses; prism binoculars (for those which use prisms as erectors). See erector; galilean telescope; terrestrial telescope.
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When the brute fell moments later I stood and looked up at the rock with my field glasses. Todd was already gathering our gear.
Without that key, the ship's lookouts did not have access to the field glasses commonly used during those pre-sonar days to spot icebergs.
Visible enough, however, and as I adjust field glasses, goofy avuncular
Two other collected lots being sold on Wednesday are a pair of Great War leather-bound German field glasses presented to Pte Miles following his VC heroism (pounds 50 - pounds 100) and a quantity of paperwork with autographs of many VC holders and some of the stage and screen celebrities entertaining them at the 1956 VC Centenary celebrations in London (pounds 150 - pounds 200).
The day after D-Day, Meyer mounted the tower in the Abbaye and through field glasses watched the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Sherbrook Fusiliers race towards his concealed tanks in the fields of St.
In the crown of the old beech tree, Bogdan Dragovic was clinging to its trunk like a lizard, and watching the counterattack of the Serbian battalion through his field glasses; but for the frightful shooting, the scene of the battle would have been amusing to watch through the round lens: a mixture and interchange of comical and panic-stricken movements, like a moving picture on a screen.
As Santa Anna occupied San Antonio and trained his field glasses on the Alamo, he saw a red, white, and green Mexican flag on which was written the legend, "1824"--a reminder of the Mexican constitution of 1824, under which Texians had been promised statehood.
A couple dozen human observers huddle in a nearby blind, field glasses and telephoto lenses at the ready The late-afternoon sun paints the tallgrass bright yellow Perfect light, perfect stillness.
Far below the ruin, using my Zeiss Field glasses, I made sketches: remembrances Of the world.
With field glasses and cameras slung 'round their necks, several dozen hikers scanned the Sonoran desert last month, hoping to spot a rarely sighted bird.
You would have needed a pair of Rommel's field glasses to spot his speck in the distance.
From the general-interest standpoint, Binoculars, Opera Glasses, and Field Glasses by Fred Watson of the Anglo-Australian Observatory is considerably more restricted than Seyfried's book.