lorgnon


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lorgnon

A spectacle lens for occasional use, mounted on a handle (British Standard).
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Puis il remit froidement le lorgnon dans la poche de son gilet comme s'il eut dit: 'Je suis content'".
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.