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To arch : aligning the temples.

B

Barrels : tubes milled out of the profile or welded onto the plate and articulated round a rotation axis:

Bridge : an element joining the two rims and which rests on the nose. Synonym: nose

Browbar : an element that follows the line of the eyebrows across the width of the frames' front and on which the lenses are fitted in semi-rimless frames.

Synonyms : bar ; master bar.

 

C

Chamfer : a sloping plane inside the lens that forms an angle with the front of the groove.

Core : a metal rod that reinforces plastic temples.

Covering : a sleeve of plastic on a metal part of the temples.

Colour : the colour palette used is very wide: dark shades like brown, green, navy blue or black; lively, warm cold or stone, earth, sea, sand, leaf, fruity or floral tones; mother of pearl; hi-tech; metallic - steel, silver, chrome, gun-barrel, gold, palladium - with a matt or shiny aspect.



 
 
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