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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a monocle or pair of spectacles
2. (Clothing & Fashion) another word for lorgnette
[C19: from French, from lorgner; see lorgnette]
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a pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses mounted on a handle.
[1795–1805; < French, derivative of lorgner to eye furtively, Middle French, derivative of lorgne squinting (of uncertain orig.); see -ette]
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