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field glass

Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
Origin of field glass
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Meanwhile the staff officer standing in front pointed out something to the general, who looked through his field glass.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • But in this they were mistaken for Si Peters had a field glass with him.

  • I do not speak for myself for I have so far only examined the terrain through a field glass.

  • He was looking through a field glass down the highroad before him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It was there sure enough when examined through a field glass.

  • The first social vision of my life I had through Dillon's field glass.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Harry carried a camera, which he had brought from the States, and George had the field glass strapped across the shoulders.

  • He reached for his field glass and saw that one of them had a deer across his saddle.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Many thanks for your field glass, and now I must go down to my husband.

    The Northern Light E. Werner
  • L'Isle pulled out a field glass to aid them in inspecting it.

    The Actress in High Life Sue Petigru Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for field glass

field glass

a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
a former name for field glasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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