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hand glass

noun
1.
a small mirror with a handle.
2.
Origin of hand glass
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90
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  • I study my profile with a hand glass, getting the double reflection.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • A 2-inch hand glass may be used, though a higher power is preferable.

  • When I left them they were already talking clothes, and Carrie had a hand glass and was looking at herself intently in it.

    Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard
British Dictionary definitions for hand glass

hand glass

noun
1.
a magnifying glass with a handle
2.
a small mirror with a handle
3.
a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants
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