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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rambled Anatol Vulpescu, staring all the while at the old man with the pince-nez on the wall.
The small loop on one side was used both as a grip, when putting the pince-nez on, and as a means of attachment for a cord, ribbon or chain which was worn round the neck, over one ear, or fastened to the clothing.
Morpehus frameless pince-nez specs are pounds 25 and Matrix-style sunglasses cost pounds 15.
The collection includes: "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Golden Pince-Nez," "The Norwood Builder," " The Solitary Cyclist," "The Final Problem," "A Case of Identity," "The Six Napoleons," "The Dying Detective," "The Second Stain," "The Speckled Band," "The Blackmailer," and "A Scandal in Bohemia.
Mather's portraits of him in 1921 and 1922 - with his half-dreamy eyes, his pince-nez and his cape - capture his studied affectation perfectly.
Head and neck are both grossly disproportionate to the size of the rest of the body, the thick neck is wattled and goitred, and the face features a prominent chin, toothless, sunken mouth, enormous protuding nose sporting a pendant dewdrop and large pince-nez, and glaring, sunken eyes under a heavy brow.
In a parody of a pince-nez that makes her look a little prim, Eyre holds, mounted on a rod, a card on which have been drawn two sets of eyes, plus an odd one out.
He was not only a founder of the Irish National Theatre but a senator, a political poet and, with his pince-nez and floppy ribbonlike ties, a flamboyant, much-discussed personage.
Most literary biography leaves the image of a sour old man in pince-nez and tweeds chasing a fabulous butterfly.
The actors, generally dressed in Edwardian-era garb, are given just enough in the way of physical characteristics to indicate their species: Mole has a slightly extended nose, Pat's mustache extends to become whiskers, Toad sports a greenish complexion, and the Weasels wear pince-nez spectacles and possess pointy little teeth and backswept hair; all appropriate critters also show tails from time to time.
During the 1960s, he was best known as Batman's foe the Penguin, a role he played in tuxedo with top hat, cigarette holder and pince-nez.
A big-bosomed rich dame is peering over her pince-nez in the midst of a flutter of social equals beneath a grand staircase.