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hand glass

a small mirror with a handle.
Origin of hand glass
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • With the aid of a hand-glass she critically studied her pink organdie from every angle.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Madame took the hand-glass, and did not deny that she was eblouissante.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • (He gives him a hand-glass) If you'd like to see for yourself.

    Lyre and Lancet F. Anstey
  • No; it is the reflection of the reflection in my hand-glass.

  • Place them in light, sandy soil, and cover them with a hand-glass.

  • Then, hand-glass in hand, she began to study it seriously from various angles.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Remove as much of it as possible, and examine it with a hand-glass.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Cuttings placed in sand under a hand-glass in heat will strike.

  • Vain Woman poses and frequently looks in hand-glass to reassure herself.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • A hand-glass was placed with the book so that she could reach it easily.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for hand-glass

hand glass

a magnifying glass with a handle
a small mirror with a handle
a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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