pince-nez


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spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring

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On the wall hung a portrait of an old man with a moustache and a pince-nez.
Having never read her novels, or seen much of Peter Ustinov's turn in the role, my entire emotional connection with the character was with the on-screen Suchet, his pince-nez and preened moustache.
It is part Velazquez pope and part screaming nanny with the broken pince-nez, a motif drawn from Eisenstein's 1925 classic Battleship Potemkin.
Finally, I was delighted to see I'm not the region's only greybeard bibliophile, but why does our Tunisia Telecom (2) hero live in a photographer's studio, wear a pince-nez AND use a magnifying glass?
Over the next decade, he became one of Paris' most respected and feared journalists and literary critics, his dapper suits and delicate pince-nez belying a fierce and combative character.
The very English Stanley Unwin, 'slight, bearded and much given to pince-nez and plus-fours, cuts a rather Pooterish figure in his photographs, but his benign exterior concealed a razor-sharp financial brain and a powerful streak of ruthlessness'.
"How queer," mused a perplexed Mr Brocklebank, squinting through his pince-nez. "Have you tried telling him The Beatles came from Liverpool?" FOLLOWING Morrissey''s abrupt exit from the stage during his recent performance at the village hall, Mr Brocklebank had put it all down to an act of wanton stupidity.
Short, dumpy and very domineering, this woman from another world wore pince-nez.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Adventure is that you are able to chart the evolution of the character from those early days, when he used to sport a pince-nez, bow-tie and even cuff-links, to today's more modern figure.
There are different styles of pince-nez. The C-Bridge has a bridge piece shaped like a C; the Hard Bridge is moulded to fit the curvature of the nose; while the Spring Bridge, also known as an Astig, has a telescopic bridge piece inside a spring.
These final essays are full of Ford's typically vivid descriptions, such as his characterization of stuffy Bostonian college presidents as "lolling benignly in their presidential fauteuils and twiddling their pince-nez between thumb and forefinger" (219).
He had a short, but full, graying beard and pince-nez on his aquiline nose.
It was certainly not what her pince-nez wearing headmistress at Greenhead High School would have expected for one of her girls, says Hazel, and would undoubtably have been considered a failure.