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pier glass

a tall mirror, often full-length, intended to be set between windows.
Origin of pier glass
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a good iron bed, an excellent mattress, a dresser with a pier glass, and solid tables and chairs.

  • The latter was much pleased when he saw his transformation in a pier glass in the store.

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • To-night she pirouetted before the pier glass with much complacency.

    The Gorgeous Isle Gertrude Atherton
  • And the previous evening she had measured herself against the pier glass without even a single misgiving.

  • Turning to the pier glass, she threw on the electric light and scrutinized her features narrowly.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • He held her, however, in his arms, and gazed at himself in the pier glass most uncomfortably over her shoulder.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • “Please answer,” said Palla, fastening her gown before the pier glass.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • It had been a famous joke to drag that light card-table before the pier glass, which reflected the hand of the unwary gamester.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • Across the pier glass had been scrawled with a diamond in staggering letters the name "Marie."

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for pier glass

pier glass

a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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