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half-glasses

[haf-glas-iz, hahf-glah-siz]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. a pair of eyeglasses, often shaped like the lower half of regular eyeglasses, containing lenses to aid in reading and not suitable for distance vision.
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  • Then he poured two half-glasses of the clear gin, swallowed his portion, and sat down.

    The Best Short Stories of 1915

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