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field glass

noun
1.
Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
Origin of field glass
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • To see it best, take a field-glass, although an opera-glass shows it.

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
  • The other lifted the field-glass and with it swept the Antietam, and the fields and ridges beyond it.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • When the man was gone, James Rutlidge again took up his field-glass.

    The Eyes of the World Harold Bell Wright
  • Major Elmfoot was examining the defences through his field-glass.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • Look at it through the field-glass; for it is truly wonderful.

    Glaucus Charles Kingsley
  • With his field-glass, Lupin could distinctly see her coming in his direction.

  • She picked up the field-glass from the window-sill behind her, and swept the deck of the steamer.

  • Morris was aroused by the voices, and rushed out with his field-glass.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • Slinging the strap of his field-glass over his shoulder, the Texan hurriedly climbed up the tree.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail Ned Buntline
  • I carried a field-glass, thermometer, and a large-sized revolver.

    Mount Rainier Various
British Dictionary definitions for field-glass

field glass

noun
1.
a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
2.
a former name for field glasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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