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[hawrn-rimd] /ˈhɔrnˈrɪmd/
having the frames or rims made of horn or tortoise shell, or plastic that simulates either of these:
horn-rimmed glasses.
Origin of horn-rimmed
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The man was about forty, tanned and clean-shaven, with horn-rimmed glasses.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The lama mounted a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles of Chinese work.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Quickly a plain-clothes man with horn-rimmed spectacles slipped in between her and the door.

  • The old priest adjusted his horn-rimmed spectacles on his nose and drew a chair close to the light.

    A Bride of the Plains

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Then he settled his horn-rimmed pince-nez more firmly on his nose and felt in his waistcoat for a cigar.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • A bovine youth with horn-rimmed glasses looked out, a book in his hand.

    Piper in the Woods Philip K. Dick
  • Deyes was carefully scanning the menu through his horn-rimmed eyeglass.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim

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