- a small mirror with a handle.
- hand lens.
Origin of hand glass
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for hand glass
In the centre of this room a lady stood, who was looking in a hand-glass at her face.The Island Pharisees
Madame took the hand-glass, and did not deny that she was eblouissante.A Modern Chronicle, Complete
Remove as much of it as possible, and examine it with a hand-glass.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
She aged a twelvemonth between the hand-glass at the bottom and the bath-sheet on the top.Bud
She propped the hand-glass upright against the crumpled head-kerchief.The Wolf Cub
- a magnifying glass with a handle
- a small mirror with a handle
- a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants
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