" the man wore pince-nez "
Pince nez glasses
The term pince-nez
comes from the French words pincer
, meaning 'to pinch' and nez
, meaning 'nose'. Pince-nez spectacles do not have earpieces and are kept in place with a solid bridge piece which pinches the nose. They were popular with both men and women during the 19th century but are much less common today.
" Sarji kept carrier-pigeons "
Carrier pigeons are homing pigeons that can be used to carry messages. Homing pigeons are able to find their way home even from a very long distance away. If a message is written on lightweight paper and rolled into a small tube, it can be attached to the pigeon's leg. The bird will then carry the message back to its home.
Carrier pigeons have been used throughout history and played a vital role in delivering important intelligence during World War I and World War II.
The story of Cher Ami the Carrier Pigeon (from Home of Heroes)