Photography has given us proofs of the incomparable beauty of our satellite; all is known regarding the moon which mathematical science, astronomy, geology, and optics
can learn about her.
Yet those same bleared optics
had a strange, penetrating power, when it was their owner's purpose to read the human soul.
Now came a pause of ten minutes, during which I, by this time in perfect possession of my wits, observed all the female Brocklehursts produce their pocket-handkerchiefs and apply them to their optics
, while the elderly lady swayed herself to and fro, and the two younger ones whispered, "How shocking
They would sometimes alight upon my victuals, and leave their loathsome excrement, or spawn behind, which to me was very visible, though not to the natives of that country, whose large optics
were not so acute as mine, in viewing smaller objects.
She screwed her dim optics
to their acutest point, in the hope of making out, with greater distinctness, a certain window, where she half saw, half guessed, that a tailor's seamstress was sitting at her work.
And she raised her face, and gave me such a look of sorrowful tenderness as might have melted my heart, but within those eyes there lurked a something that I did not like; and I wondered how I ever could have admired them - her sister's honest face and small grey optics
appeared far more agreeable.
To you, likewise, these optics
are indispensable - yet I will convince you that my vision is more penetrating than your own.
Cadaveric studies have shown a highly variable anatomy in the relationship of the optic
nerve to the posterior sphenoethmoid sinus.