pince-nez


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pince-nez 

Eyeglasses without sides, held on the nose by tension from springs attached to the nose pads. See spectacle lens; pad.
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Pince-nez like these were particularly fashionable from about 1880 to the early 1900s, although they continued to be worn into the 1930s.
In "Myth on the Mediterranean: Aphrodite as Logos" in Incarnations, logos is named for a notoriously fickle and inconstant goddess, and is described as an "old hunchback in bikini/A contraption of angles and bulges, an old/Robot with pince-nez and hair dyed gold.
For example, as soon as he placed his pince-nez on his nose, he felt compelled to continually readjust its position, occasionally jerking back his head for a better focus.
I couldn't believe Antonio Popeye got through to the semi finals, there's no way her Maj could have seen his eye boggling act from the audience even through the royal pince-nez.
An incommodious situation, indeed," said Mr Brocklebank, squinting over his pince-nez at Mrs Merkin lugging the bins up the jigger.
They include pince-nez spectacles, tie pins, aWhite Star Line cup and ventilation grille, a ladies' watch and a five-dollar bank note.
I wonder how far The Telegraph would tolerate an 'eccentric' dressed in a turban and sporting a beard rather than in the pince-nez, shabby jacket and mittens of the absent-minded professor?
She wore a pince-nez (spectacles worn low down on the nose) and often had blue clothes with lace trimmings.
Designed for emergency convenience for those who misplace, forget or lose their reading glasses, the contemporary rimless pince-nez styled emergency glasses fit comfortably and securely on a nose bridge.
The other man, according to the witnesses' best recollection, had been very short, very fat, with a white spade beard and wearing a pair of golden pince-nez.
A humorous shake of his head, a wide-eyed gaze through his pince-nez, the wide and toothy grin, the ready and hearty laugh - these as much as any policy were soothing antidotes to troubled times.
FANCY dress alert: Mr Brocklebank's pince-nez almost popped out in shock at the sight of Cllr Peter Millea's apparel at last Friday's executive board meeting of Liverpool City Council.