looking-glass

looking glass

noun
1.
a mirror made of glass with a metallic or amalgam backing.
2.
the glass used in a mirror.
3.
anything used as a mirror, as highly polished metal or a reflecting surface.

Origin:
1520–30

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looking glass
 
n
1.  a mirror, esp a ladies' dressing mirror
 
adj
2.  with normal or familiar circumstances reversed; topsy-turvy: a looking-glass world
 
[sense 2 in allusion to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass]

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looking-glass
1520s, from looking (see look) + glass.
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