diagonal opera glass
Polemoscope Po*lem"o*scope, n. [Gr. ? war + -scope: cf. F. pol['e]moscope.] An opera glass or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects that do not lie directly before the eye; -- called also {diagonal opera glass}, or {side opera glass}. [1913 Webster]

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