looking glass

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looking glass (plural looking glasses)

  1. A mirror.
    • The world is a looking glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. - William Makepeace Thackeray
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.

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