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Kellner

noun

a type of telescopic eyepiece with a single field lens and a doublet eye group

Word Origin

Karl Kellner, German optical instrument maker

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  • When they took me in to kellner and his crew it was "please, Mr. Miller" and "thank you, Mr. Miller."

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • kellner is having hysterics, and I just made some phone calls.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • I sent a kellner to bring me the master of the café, whom I informed of my loss and my inability to pay my debt to him.

  • I sat down, Stein shifted nervously from one foot to the other, and in a moment kellner came back with a dozen others.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • You will find them in the rancid Tingel-Tangel, blaspheming the kellner because they can't get a highball.

    Europe After 8:15 H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
  • The man with the watch galloped off and came back with kellner and they all stood around muttering.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • The only question that troubled me at all was the position of kellner.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman

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