spectacles


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Synonyms for spectacles

optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

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I haven't a pair in stock that will really cover those eyes up," said the little man, with a sigh; "and your head is so big that I shall be obliged to tie the spectacles on.
broke in the Saw-Horse; so a pair of green spectacles was quickly fastened over the bulging knots that served it for eyes.
Not I, pious Master Pigsnort," said the man with the spectacles.
Especially the man with spectacles, who had sneered at all the company in turn, now twisted his visage into such an expression of ill-natured mirth, that Matthew asked him, rather peevishly, what he himself meant to do with the Great Carbuncle.
Then the green man fitted spectacles for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman and the Lion, and even on little Toto; and all were locked fast with the key.
Featherstone, curtly, keeping on his spectacles, but withdrawing his hands under his wraps.
You're a rough speaker, my friend, but you look an honest, open-hearted man,' said the old gentleman: turning his spectacles in the direction of the candidate for Oliver's premium, whose villainous countenance was a regular stamped receipt for cruelty.
The large round spectacles, which gave a look of staring self- confidence to the sallow face, confronted Ossipon like sleepless, unwinking orbs flashing a cold fire.
It was, indeed, a curious spectacle to see these two men at the windows of their several carriages; the one surrounded by his guards, and all powerful, the other a prisoner and miserable; the one going to mount a throne, the other believing himself to be on his way to the scaffold.
Let us, rather, hurry away from this revolting spectacle.
Every Tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which parts determine its quality--namely, Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song.
The New World may have its disappointments in store for us, but it cannot possibly show us any spectacle so abject as the spectacle which we witnessed last night at my aunt's ball.
The theater was full of people, enjoying the spectacle and laughing till they cried at the antics of the two Marionettes.
All the circumstances were perfect--and the anticipations, too, for we should soon be enjoying, for the first time, that wonderful spectacle, an Alpine sunrise--the object of our journey.
A stranger arriving at Stones Hill would have been surprised at the spectacle offered to his view.