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spectacle

a round lens. Snakes lack movable eyelids and their corneas are protected by a transparent spectacle which is shed and renewed at each ecdysis. See also subspectacle.

spectacle retention
a common problem in snakes; caused by lack of abrasive materials for the snake to rub against during the molting period.
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At night, light from the interior radiates out in thousands of shimmering pinpricks, like a spectacularly illuminated porcupine.
We rather spectacularly had to accept that we had not got the entire details of the Hutton story, the Gilligan story, right,' she said.
The battle scenes are spectacularly vivid and filled with drama, transporting the listener back in time.
Spectacularly failed to catch the imagination of the public.
Locking onto a mountain located between Mare Foecunditatis and Mare Tranquillitatis, the optics system produced a spectacularly detailed image.
The tax credit here was billed as a way of helping low-income kids, and as best as we can determine, it is spectacularly ineffective in doing that.
Seems Railtrack have careered spectacularly off the rails again.
As these favored Internet stocks rise spectacularly by factors of 10 and 15, their weighting in the overall index becomes larger," observes American Enterprise Institute economist John Makin.
When the filmed version of "Streetcar" was released in 1951, Brando's onscreen career was spectacularly launched.
Summary: England dug in for a lunchtime 49 for two after Umar Gul had spectacularly avoided the follow-on for Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
It looks like his cham-pioning of tuneless wonders Jedward might spectacularly backfire on him.