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Eyeglass

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Ey'eglass. n.s. [eye and glass.] Spectacles; glass to assist the sight.

                Ha' not you seen, Camillo?
But that's past doubt you have; or your eyeglass
Is thicker than a cuckold's horn.
Shakes. Winter's Tale.

By comparing it with a good perspective of four foot in length, made with a concave eyeglass, I could read at a greater distance with my own instrument than with the glass. Newton.

Sources: Newton, Isaac (40) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyeglass." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14934.


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