n. (used with a pl. v.)
a pair of reading glasses, often shaped like the lower half of regular eyeglasses.
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When we're reduced to scouring the back of the fridge for something to eat, slurping half-glasses of sherry just to get rid of the bottle and wearing inappropriate jumpers to please a gift-giver.
MARGARET Bevan I think it's what people are drinking that is a big problem, in the '80s we had a good drink, but ladies stuck to half-glasses of lager or cider and at the end of the night might have a treat of a short or two and men stuck to their pints of beer.
Smaller half-glasses, tiny tulips and snifters, tasting and sampling glasses, in sizes from 4 oz.
"He used to wear half-glasses and he used to just tap his music stand and it went quiet," said Charmaine.
As Neville, the buff Will Smith is a shade too action-starry to play this literal Everyman; even when he dons his stylish half-glasses to conduct experiments I can't buy him as a ground-breaking scientist.
Instead, she was carefully studying me over her half-glasses. I noticed her look wasn't very accommodating.
Eugene's library is noisier than the stereotypical mausoleum of books, presided over by a stern woman in half-glasses who glares at the slightest peep.
(The Bandol is best.) With some 40 wines available by the glass (and half-glasses too), this is the place to try something new.
And any day now some marketing wahoo, his half-glasses barely clinging to the end of his nose, might finger his abacus just the right way deep inside either Celtic Park or Ibrox and yelp Eureka!
"It's absolutely settled law that Social Security is two unrelated schemes," he said, looking ominously over his half-glasses, his index finger wagging.
But the young lady behind the guichet peering out at me over her half-glasses was not Miss Ingalsby.
When three women were involved in mutual assaults at a child's wake, the judge said it was "another one of those unfortunate cases occurring from the fact that a wake had been held and seemed to have been the signal for those parties to assemble and indulge in these fatal half-glasses, which generally end in scenes such as the one described." After hearing a case in which eleven people were arrested because they had gotten drunk "and kicked up a shindy" at a funeral, the judge released them on recognizance after having them all shake hands.