lorgnette


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lorgnette

Eyeglasses for occasional use, held before the eyes by a handle, into which the lenses may fold when not in use (British Standard). See spectacle lens; spectacles.
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Arriving at their seats, Beulah "observed that many curious eyes were bent upon her, and ere she had been seated five minutes, more than one lorgnette was leveled at her" (133).
What is distinctive about the type of spectacles called a lorgnette? 7.
You see over there, in the first tier of boxes, she's focusing her lorgnette. You think she's looking at that fat man with the medal?
"Do you remember her the night of the party at College Hall, when she recited?" said an amiable chaperon, lifting her lorgnette, one evening not long ago.
Buckler, The Literary Lorgnette: Attending Opera in Imperial Russia (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000); Boris Gasparov, Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005); Simon A.
ZARETSKY wants to bow once more to the bottle, but ONEGIN appears on the threshold, ironically fixing his lorgnette on him.
Enfin, la bande dessinee apres 1945 est examinee sous la lorgnette du tandem Jean-Luc Gangloff et Vincent Helfrich, qui decrivent les retombees de la Loi du 16 juillet 1949 sur la production et la diffusion, sinon l'interdiction de bandes dessinees telles L'Epervier bleu, qui, dit-on, ne repondaient pas aux standards edictes par la loi--une loi d'ailleurs toujours en vigueur en 2012, comme le signale Jean Perrot (345-360).
De sorte que, dans cette evaluation, le point de depart est l'opinion du medecin, qui semble bien souvent servir de lorgnette a travers laquelle la situation du defendeur sera comprise et interpretee (149).
Many of these are brooding, commanding, and heavy massed, in comparison to which his paintings of English scenes, and especially English architecture, tend to seem a little prim, as if seen through a lorgnette. His 1910 watercolor titled The Land of Egypt (fig.
He drew nearer, halting from time to time to wipe his lorgnette and daub his eyes with a handkerchief, yet never dropping his gaze.
Les << liseurs de romans >> sous la Restauration, pour reprendre l'appellation employee par un critique dans son compte rendu du Centenaire de Balzac, paru dans La Lorgnette le 11 juin 1824 (Vachon 150, en italique dans le texte), aussi bien que les lecteurs de La Comedie humaine au debut de la monarchie de Juillet, formaient majoritairement la bourgeoisie montante du XIXe siecle.