Here is a large pile of spectacles, a spidery mass of rusted wire-frames and dusty lenses.
On my first day in divorce court the judge peered at me over her spectacles and strongly recommended I stop being so stubborn.
Of course, other recent royal pageants and spectacles have been something of a mixed bag, economically speaking.
mid-14c., "specially prepared or arranged display," from Old French spectacle, from Latin spectaculum "a show, spectacle," from spectare "to view, watch," frequentative form of specere "to look at," from PIE *spek- "to observe" (see scope (n.1)).
spectacles spec·ta·cles (spěk'tə-kəlz)