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Reticule   Listen

A woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries.
A network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument.  Synonyms: graticule, reticle.

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"Reticule" Quotes from Famous Books

... received a dispatch," Mrs. Bundercombe announced, drawing a letter with pride from an article that I believe she called her reticule, "signed by the secretary of the Women's League of Freedom, asking me to address their members at a meeting to be held ...
— An Amiable Charlatan • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... door opened, and Miss Assher entered, to fetch her reticule, which lay on the harpsichord. She gave a keen glance at Caterina, whose face was flushed, and saying to Captain Wybrow with a slight sneer, 'Since you are so chill I wonder you like to sit in the window,' ...
— Scenes of Clerical Life • George Eliot

... excellent soul liked to lie abed till the last available moment; but that morning she was up with the sun. When dressed she drew a letter from a secret casket with manifold precautions as though she were surrounded with prying eyes, and, placing it in her reticule, hastened forth to seek the little lonely disused churchyard by the shore. She afterwards remarked that she could never forget in what agitation of spirits and with what strange presentiment of evil she was led to this activity ...
— The Light of Scarthey • Egerton Castle

... Betty, as she rose hurriedly and dropped her silk reticule directly in front of the mysterious pair on the settle. The boy darted up, giving the bag a furtive kick which sent it ...
— An Unwilling Maid • Jeanie Gould Lincoln

Words linked to "Reticule" :   handbag, purse, eyepiece, cross wire, ocular, bag, cross hair, pocketbook, network

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