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nose glasses

plural noun
1.
eyeglasses held in place by a spring that clamps them to the bridge of the nose; pince-nez.
Origin of nose glasses
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • At his third banana, the man with the nose glasses spat it from him with a shudder.

  • He looked over his nose glasses at Jordan and Daniel and Eleanore.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Herr Carovius got up too, removed his nose glasses, and rubbed them with his bright blue handkerchief.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • He took off his nose glasses, polished them very hastily, fumbled for a while with his cord, and then put them on again.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • "How do," nodded Silence, as he adjusted his nose glasses and surveyed Frank from head to foot.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Lockyer put on his nose glasses with the gesture of grace and intellect that was famous.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • He was a tall, pale young man with store clothes and nose glasses.

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