Reading glass
Reading Read"ing, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading. [1913 Webster]

2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community. [1913 Webster]

{Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader.

{Reading desk}, a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church.

{Reading glass}, a large lens with more or less magnifying power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc.

{Reading man}, one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student.

{Reading room}, a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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