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Visual Vocabulary: Pince-Nez

Pince-Nez: spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring. As in, “The Dowager Countess was very disappointed in Spratt for bringing her lorgnette when she was clearly in need of her pince-nez. The woman was known for her discerning choices in eyewear.”

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I'm beginning to see I have archetype characters. Saturnine old lady with the lorgnette or the pince-nez. Creepy hirsute cousin of spermaceti guy. And so many with big noses. Can't stay away from a big schnozz. It should probably be my tagline. 

Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.