pier glass

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Origin of pier glass

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Related Words for pier glass

speculum, reflector, gaper, imager

Examples from the Web for pier glass

Historical Examples of pier glass

  • "Like herself—alive to the fingertips," he thought, and then he propped it against the pier-glass.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • They fixed themselves at length on the sketch by the pier-glass.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • He was staring intently into the pier-glass in front of him.

  • Next she had aspired to a Brussels carpet, and by and bye to a pier-glass and a piano.

  • He was seated in a superb arm-chair with his back to a pier-glass.

    Captain Jinks, Hero

    Ernest Crosby


British Dictionary definitions for pier glass

pier glass

noun
  1. a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table
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