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nose glasses

plural noun
eyeglasses held in place by a spring that clamps them to the bridge of the nose; pince-nez.
Origin of nose glasses
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At last he finished, laid down his list, took off his nose-glasses.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • He laid the paper before him, put on his nose-glasses and looked at it.

  • Then he adjusted his nose-glasses and peered over their heads.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt

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