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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pince-nezpince-nez /ˌpæns ˈneɪ, ˌpɪns-/ noun [plural]  Dglasses worn in the past that were held in position on the nose by a spring, instead of by pieces fitting round the ears
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pince-nezSunlight reflected from the snow outside flashed off his rimless pince-nez perched on the bridge of his strong nose.The silver pince-nez gave him the air of a rather unpleasant schoolmaster.Mr Corcoran had stared stonily at him through the pince-nez fastened on to his thin beak of a nose.
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