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dressing glass

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noun
  1. a small, adjustable mirror designed to stand on a dressing table.

Origin of dressing glass

First recorded in 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for dressing glass

Historical Examples

  • Weak, stiff, and ill, I surveyed myself in my dressing-glass.

    Rattlin the Reefer

    Edward Howard

  • Why have you crammed up one of your windows with a dressing-glass?

    The Invader

    Margaret L. Woods

  • Minny, wheel my little chair in front of the dressing-glass.

  • I sprung over to the dressing-glass, which had been replaced, and oh: horror of horrors!

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete

    Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

  • See him seated before his dressing-glass, a mahogany-framed sliding cheval glass with brass arms on either sides for candles.

    English Costume</p>

    Dion Clayton Calthrop


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