horn-rims

horn-rims

(hôrn′rĭmz′)
pl.n.
Eyeglasses with thick, bold frames, originally made of horn or tortoiseshell but now usually made of a synthetic material, such as plastic.

[Probably back-formation from horn-rimmed.]

horn′-rims`



n.pl.
eyeglasses with frames made of horn, tortoise shell, or plastic of a similar design.
[1925–30]
horn′-rimmed`, adj.
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As a goodwill gesture, it's hopelessly flawed: those poor people have suffered enough without picking through the scorched savannah in a pair of Dame EdnaEverage horn-rims.
The diagram's black and white illustration drew his eyes through horn-rims. The thyroid's blossom hanging from the trachea's stalk like a snowed-over crocus, stiff with ice, its stem rimmed, the stoma a black hole through his body's weather.
"What is the problem?" the small, reddish-haired man with the horn-rims balancing precariously on his nose wanted to know.
But it's Birch, decked out in horn-rims and sporting a defiant retro punkette make-over statement and Buscemi who are the film's pulse and heart, she investing her American Beauty persona with a wounded, immature self-loathing, he bringing a whole new touching dimension to his familiar sad sack character.
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The divertingly goofy Franken (who penned the opening script with Markus) stars here as Al Freundlich, a hack in horn-rims who fancies himself an upholder of journalistic integrity in his job as a correspondent for the fictitious series "Lateline." He has no clue that he's the staff joke, and no one's bothered to tell him.
Once the hopeful's shortcomings are discerned, he or she is then made over-- aviator glasses to replace horn-rims, for example.
Monster ego, Antipodean housewife superstar, Dame Edna is back in the West End with her mauve hair and rhinestone horn-rims, the dubious support of Sir Les Patterson, her wizened kiwi bridesmaid Madge, an energetic troupe of young hoofers and the financi al backing of Sir Jeffrey Archer.