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telescope

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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telescopetel‧e‧scope1 /ˈteləskəʊp $ -skoʊp/ ●●○ noun [countable]  telescope.jpg HAa piece of equipment shaped like a tube, used for making distant objects look larger and closerthrough a telescope Details on the Moon’s surface can only be seen through a telescope. radio telescope
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telescopeThe light blinds and freezes the animal, and the shooter, using a telescope, aims between the eyes.Yet, when we acquire a brass telescope, it remains a brass telescope despite inevitable deterioration.Far down the inverted telescope he saw the faint white figure of May Welland-in New York.Another scientist might have proposed a modification in the optical theory governing the operation of the telescopes used in the investigation.I looked through the telescope and saw a small boy with a bag over his shoulder.Inside one of the observatories was the telescope that I knew immediately would make a perfect backdrop for the portrait.These telescopes revealed ice caps at both poles of Mars and documented seasonal changes in color and contrast.As with telescopes, the larger the aperture the greater the light-grasp, but there are hazards too.through a telescopeLovelock told them he could determine whether there was life on a planet by looking through a telescope.For centuries we had studied the Moon through telescopes and, latterly, from satellites.Why should observations through a telescope be preferred to naked-eye observations?For instance, suppose an astronomical theory is to be tested by observing the position of some planet through a telescope.The garrison, too, had taken to watching the spectators through telescopes, above all to see what they were eating.In a reversal of normality, the Eiger had stared through a telescope at her.Those who stared through telescopes or field glasses saw how drastically the two climbers had slowed on the third day.
telescopetelescope2 verb  1 SHORT/NOT LONG[transitive] to make a process or set of events happen in a shorter timebe telescoped into something The whole legal process was telescoped into a few weeks.2 [intransitive] if something telescopes, the parts of it press together or slide over each other, and it becomes smaller The front of the car telescoped when it hit the wall.→ See Verb table
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telescopeBuildings, black as anthracite, were receding or telescoping down, rumbling as they moved, clearing a field for battle.The steering wheel can be tilted up and down and telescoped in and out.Two quite different events, occurring some seventy years apart, appear to have been garbled or telescoped in this passage.The play's three acts are admirably telescoped into a 2 1/2-hour program.On and on it goes: Past events are telescoped into those of today.Tilt and telescoping steering wheels are there for comfort.Time telescoped strangely - they were in the lane, in the wood, opposite the house.Acting together, the two groups serve as retractors by telescoping the abdomen.Below is a revolving stage with a telescoping wall.be telescoped into somethingOn and on it goes: Past events are telescoped into those of today.
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Verb table
telescope
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytelescope
he, she, ittelescopes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytelescoped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave telescoped
he, she, ithas telescoped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad telescoped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill telescope
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have telescoped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam telescoping
he, she, itis telescoping
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you, we, theyare telescoping
Past
I, he, she, itwas telescoping
you, we, theywere telescoping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been telescoping
he, she, ithas been telescoping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been telescoping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be telescoping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been telescoping
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