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pier glass

a tall mirror, often full-length, intended to be set between windows.
Origin of pier glass
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Miss Royle rustled toward the school-room, taking a survey of herself in the pier-glass as she went.

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

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • He was seated in a superb arm-chair with his back to a pier-glass.

    Captain Jinks, Hero Ernest Crosby
  • They fixed themselves at length on the sketch by the pier-glass.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • She did not intend to look at him, but she caught his eyes in the pier-glass.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Next she had aspired to a Brussels carpet, and by and bye to a pier-glass and a piano.

  • Miss Royle rustled her way to the pier-glass to have a last look at her bonnet.

  • A smile came slowly to her lips as she looked at herself in the pier-glass and put the finishing touches to her array.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • Yet it was the gift of a near friend, who had been relied upon for a pier-glass or a bedroom set.

    The Imported Bridegroom Abraham Cahan
  • You hear border talk and see border manners, in cars finished to the last touch of pier-glass polish.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
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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