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monocle

mo nuh kuhl

  • n  lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles

  • The survivor of several brushes with violence, he wore a distinctive tinted monocle covering an eye lost at El Alamein in World War II and was the author of a thriller entitled .
  • Boyer-esque voice, enhancing his determinedly un-American manner with a monocle and ascot tie.
  • Undismayed, I only 'screwed' my monocle the tighter into its eye socket, and was installed, amid acclaim as Lord Rector of Glasgow University.
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  • Peter Hook in guardian.co.uk
    There aren't many people in rock'n'roll like Bruce, with his monocle and his hats,says New Order's Peter Hook, who says Mitchell's reputation is the result of his "total unselfishness" and willingness to muck in.
  • Radclyffe Hall in New Statesman
    At 47, Una herself was still striking with her monocle, her blond bob, her leopard-print coat; nevertheless, Radclyffe began a passionate affair with a Russian nurse.

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