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[cf. OED specs spectacles colloq.] n. sing. eye glasses: 1963 There was in the islands a great need for glasses, "a spec" as the natives called them—always in the singular (Cottman 109). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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