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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. 2017.
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  • Caroline Brant had been watching from behind a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles, although nobody, not even Rose, could have told it.

  • The lama mounted a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles of Chinese work.

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  • Farrell, the attorney, was on his feet and struggling forward, jamming his horn-rimmed glasses into a pocket as he did so.

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  • 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
  • Deyes was carefully scanning the menu through his horn-rimmed eyeglass.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He was a quiet sort of chap, with a pair of horn-rimmed glasses that won for him the name of "Specs."

  • A young man with bristling, close-cropped hair and horn-rimmed spectacles before weak-looking eyes.

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