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spy·glass

 (spī′glăs′)
n.
1. A small telescope.
2. often spyglasses A pair of binoculars.
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spyglass

(ˈspaɪˌɡlɑːs)
n
(Tools) a small telescope
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spy•glass

(ˈspaɪˌglæs, -ˌglɑs)

n.
a small telescope.
[1700–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spyglass - a small refracting telescopespyglass - a small refracting telescope  
refracting telescope - optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
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Translations
ďalekohľad

spyglass

[ˈspaɪglɑːs] Ncatalejo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spyglass

[ˈspaɪˌglɑːs] ncannocchiale m
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References in classic literature ?
At seven o'clock the day was sufficiently advanced, but a very thick sea fog obscured our view, and the best spy glasses could not pierce it.
They won at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the "powers that be" were not thrilled and "you needed a spy glass to see the headline 'Minorities Win'," Buxton said.
A Mission Impossible-style spy glass being advertised on Amazon.com.
But as the crowds flocked in on opening day Gateshead MP Ian Mearns rode to the town's defence, telling Newcastle MPs "There were so many people in Trinity Square this morning and through my spy glass I could see the tumbleweed rolling up Grey Street."
Left below: The curator holds the spy glass belonging to Percy Bysshe Shelley, that he had with him when he drowned on July 8, 1822 aboard the boat Don Juan.
Pressing my eye to the spy glass in the door, I heard a broad Cockney yell of 'But I love you, you slag!' - something I thought people only ever said in bad TV shows - followed by loud, urgent pleas of 'Pete, Pete, leave it mate.
These Spy Glass sterling silver rings by Links of London are purple amethyst and green chalcedony, both teamed with white topaz for pounds 195, (0191) 232-0788.
One of the right hand rings from icecool.co.uk's collection' Spy glass rings, from Links of London' pounds 195
BIG CHANCE: Trainer John Dunlop aims Spy Glass for victory at Brighton tomorrow