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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Do you understand what I'm saying, Petru?' 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.
I dutifully reported for my first lesson to the instructor assigned me--a lady even older than I, with pince-nez glasses.
"The Casebook" episodes are "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax," "The Problem of Thor Bridge," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Illustrious Client," "Shoscombe Old Place," and "The Creeping Man." For "Memoirs," there are "The Three Gables," "The Dying Detective," "The Golden Pince-Nez," "The Red Circle," "The Mazain Stone," and "The Cardboard Box."
There is real artistry in the rendering of the pince-nez. The glasses are there but not.
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." Holmes is played by Gielgud, and Richardson renders his able assistant Dr.
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.