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horn-rims

[ hawrn-rimz, -rimz ]

plural noun

  1. horn-rimmed eyeglasses.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of horn-rims1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

In his haste to flee, he had dropped his owlish horn rims, his wallet, and false teeth.

He wore glasses whose horn rims were of an exaggerated thickness.

The long twisted moustache conceals the expression of his mouth, and the spectacles with thick horn rims that of his eyes.

The doctor pushed his battered horn-rims back on his nose with his forefinger.

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horn-rimmedhorns and halo effect