Quizzing glass

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a small eyeglass.

See also: Quiz

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Shadows, planks, moonlight through quizzing glass, untaxed accents
There were some highly attractive intaglio carved fobs and seals at Jean Bateman the jewellers, and I noted among other desirable items an 18th century two-colour gold quizzing glass at Anthea AG Antiques.
They included patch boxes, small gilt leather diaries and pocket books, opera glasses in enamel and gold, telescopic quizzing glasses, flower prints, pretty scissors in enamel and so on.