Part of speech: noun

A pair of eye- glasses carried on a long, ornamental handle; also, an opera glass of similar construction.

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Usage examples "lorgnette":

  1. She sat down and bent her smart lorgnette upon the menu- card. - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.
  2. Lady Drummond again lifted the lorgnette that hung at her belt and stared at Mary through it. - "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.
  3. " There are two tents," said Aunt Caroline lowering her lorgnette. - "The Window-Gazer", Isabel Ecclestone Mackay.