Definition of 'lorgnette'
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She lifted her gold lorgnette and looked Emily well over.Emily Fox-Seton (1901)
The well-to-do stared through their lorgnettes in delight at quaintly dressed fisherfolk and their families.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Short-sighted, when she lifts her lorgnettes to her eyes, her gaze becomes profound and inquisitive, and her interlocutor feels pierced to the very depths of his soul.DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)
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