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dressing glass

a small, adjustable mirror designed to stand on a dressing table.
Origin of dressing glass
1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Why have you crammed up one of your windows with a dressing-glass?

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • Weak, stiff, and ill, I surveyed myself in my dressing-glass.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • He came from his dressing-glass to greet me with a ghost of the old smile on his face, and his hand stretched eagerly out.

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

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Minny, wheel my little chair in front of the dressing-glass.

  • She reached the ante-room, threw off her wraps and placed herself before the dressing-glass.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • Mrs. Force was standing before her dressing-glass, engaged in braiding her own bright hair.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • Sybil went to her dressing-glass and began to arrange her somewhat disordered hair.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • On entering my room I walked straight to the dressing-glass, and stood gazing at myself; ay, and with some little favour too!

  • Now I found it all over my room—in my purse, in various drawers, and on the toilet-tray under my dressing-glass.

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