Definition of Horn-rimmed

1. Adjective. Having the frame made of horn or tortoise shell or plastic that simulates either. "Horn-rimmed glasses"

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Definition of Horn-rimmed

1. Adjective. Referring to a style of eyeglasses with frames made from horn or tortoise shell or a material that resembles such. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horn-rimmed

hormonelike
hormones
hormonic
hormonogenesis
hormonogenic
hormonopoiesis
hormonopoietic
hormonoprivia
hormonotherapy
horn-dog
horn-dogs
horn-rimmed (current term)
horn antenna
horn dogs
horn fly
horn in
horn of plenty
horn poppy
hornbeak
hornbeaks
hornbeam
hornbeams
hornbill
hornbills

Literary usage of Horn-rimmed

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1. Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica by Edward Lear (1870)
"Once upon a time three poor students, all very near-sighted, and each possessing a single pair of horn-rimmed spectacles, set out to walk to a remote ..."

2. Beatrice by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
"Mrs. Thomas took it, and having examined it carefully through her horn-rimmed spectacles, was constrained to admit its authenticity. "I'm sure I apologise, ..."

3. English Songs: And Other Small Poems by Barry Cornwall (1851)
"... horn, Rimmed, with sunlight, like the morn ! Deep, and vast, and fit to drown All the troubles of a crown ; Deep, and vast, and crowned with mead, ..."

4. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1920)
"He and the chief engineer had been cronies for a good few years—serving the same jovial, crafty, old Chinaman, with horn-rimmed goggles and strings of red ..."

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