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Synonyms for telescope

Synonyms for telescope

crush together or collapse

make smaller or shorter

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After breakfast, that next morning in Chamonix, we went out in the yard and watched the gangs of excursioning tourists arriving and departing with their mules and guides and porters; they we took a look through the telescope at the snowy hump of Mont Blanc.
I wanted to stand with a party on the summit of Mont Blanc, merely to be able to say I had done it, and I believed the telescope could set me within seven feet of the uppermost man.
Dense clouds of smoke or dust, visible through a powerful telescope on earth as little grey, fluctuating patches, spread through the clearness of the planet's atmos- phere and obscured its more familiar features.
`What a curious feeling!' said Alice; `I must be shutting up like a telescope.'
Just as a photographic plate receives a different impression of a cluster of stars when a telescope is part of the intervening medium, so a brain receives a different impression when an eye and an optic nerve are part of the intervening medium.
It might be one o'clock in the morning when Van Baerle went up to his laboratory, into the glazed cabinet whither Boxtel's telescope had such an easy access; and here, as soon as the lamp illuminated the walls and windows, Boxtel saw the inventive genius of his rival at work.
This innocent magic, the fruit at the same time of child-like musings and of manly genius -- this patient untiring labour, of which Boxtel knew himself to be incapable -- made him, gnawed as he was with envy, centre all his life, all his thoughts, and all his hopes in his telescope.
Hamel held the telescope to his eye and steadied it upon the little tripod stand.
Maston, was wasting his time, while leaning over the gigantic telescope he watched the course of the moon through the starry space.
Olive held out her hand for the telescope but Geraldine shook her head.
He laid down the telescope and scrutinised the newcomer.
And by a mechanical movement, the skipper put aside the telescope, and the pursuing ship, relegated to the horizon, appeared again in its true aspect.
The boy held the end of the telescope against one of the veranda scantlings, while the man gazed through it at the sea.
I see him every day through my telescope upon the roof.
The telescope, a formidable instrument mounted upon a tripod, stood upon the flat leads of the house.