- a small telescope.
Origin of spyglass
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Examples from the Web for spyglass
All days, Christmas or any other, are alike to Sol when there's a dollar to be sighted with a spyglass.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
"She's a brigantine, Zeb," observed the keeper, handing up the spyglass.
They had a spyglass, and a good-sized dory was ready for launching.
"I'm going to get my spyglass," said one of the under teachers, and ran to do so.The Rover Boys in the Air
Presently he heard the former order the steward to hand him his spyglass.The Rival Crusoes
- a small telescope
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Word Origin and History for spyglass
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