lorgnon


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lorgnon

A spectacle lens for occasional use, mounted on a handle (British Standard).
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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(20) He observes his characters, their dress and their language, with an eye for the telling detail, like the lorgnon fixed nonchalantly in Jacoube's jaded eye or the dismissive manner with which he disavows his ancestor.
Dans la rue, son lorgnon perpetuellement braque, emmagasinait, dans ses verres clairs, des tableaux dont Tercinet neutralisait au passage la fugacite.
Et Servaise rejoint Tercinet dans sa passion pour le detail et la tranche devie ou le "morceau de vie" a la naturaliste; lui aussi est equipe du fameux lorgnon lui permettant de s'adonner a la "microscopie litteraire":