He felt the tears trickle under his spectacles and hoped they would not be noticed.
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
Convex spectacles were invented towards the end of the 13th century.
Pierre looked solemnly at his audience over his spectacles and continued.
The spectacles most admired by all classes are the tints of the foliage in autumn andthegloryof flowering trees in the spring.
His largesses, his distributions of food, his public works, and his spectacles were all on a generous scale.
Next day the National Assembly issued a decree expressing their great sorrow on account of his death; and the public funeral on the 7th of July was one of the most striking spectacles of its kind.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
Pierre, who at his wife's command had let his hair grow and abandoned his spectacles, went about the rooms fashionably dressed but looking sad and dull.
Pierre embraced him and lifting his spectacles kissed his friend on the cheek and looked at him closely.
His eyes, looking serenely and steadily at Rostov, seemed to be veiled by something, as if screened by blue spectacles of conventionality.
And that stout one in spectacles is the universal Freemason, she went on, indicating Pierre.
A deep furrow ran across his forehead, and standing by a window he stared over his spectacles seeing no one.
Marya Dmitrievna, with her spectacles hanging down on her nose and her head flung back, stood in the hall doorway looking with a stern, grim face at the new arrivals.
He had the letter taken from his pocket and the table--on which stood a glass of lemonade and a spiral wax candle--moved close to the bed, and putting on his spectacles he began reading.
"Oh!" said Pierre, looking over his spectacles in perplexity at Prince Andrew.
She spoke in a soft, tremulous voice, and in the weary eyes that looked over her spectacles Sonya read all that the countess meant to convey with these words.
But before he had decided what to do, Davout raised his head, pushed his spectacles back on his forehead, screwed up his eyes, and looked intently at him.
Burning-glasses were in common use, and spectacles it does not appear he made, although he was probably acquainted with the principle of their construction.
It advances with years, requiring from time to time spectacles of increasing strength.
Pelageya Danilovna Melyukova, a broadly built, energetic woman wearing spectacles, sat in the drawing room in a loose dress, surrounded by her daughters whom she was trying to keep from feeling dull.
When Prince Andrew entered the study the old man in his old-age spectacles and white dressing gown, in which he received no one but his son, sat at the table writing.