lorgnette lorgnette  /lɔr ˈnjɛt/


  • (n) eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle


  1. Edith Wharton has always been seen through a lorgnette darkly.
  2. Their Majesties attended their first prize fight, observed through a lorgnette by Queen Mary.
  3. In the Cafe, when a woman eyes him through a lorgnette, he pulls out a pair of field-glasses and returns the stare.

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