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Golden 80’s

The raini was a poised and intelligent octogenarian, whose fine bones were obscured by thick librarian’s glasses, which perched heavily on her nose and gave her expression a rather owlish gleam.

Another excerpt from Dalrymple’s Nine Lives, p. 94

I can only aspire that I too will one day become a poised and intelligent octogenarian with an owlish gleam.