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eye +‎ glasses

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eyeglasses pl (plural only)

  1. (US) Spectacles, glasses.
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, in American Scientist:
      Digging deeper, the invention of eyeglasses is an elaboration of the more fundamental development of optics technology. The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] .

eyeglasses

  1. plural of eyeglass.

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