Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In horticulture, a glass used for covering, protecting, and forwarding plants.
- n. A small mirror that may be conveniently held in the hand.
- n. Nautical, a half-minute or quarter-minute sand-glass used to measure time in running out the log-line.
“At last he goes up to the writing-table, listens in the direction of the folding door, hastily snatches up a hand-glass, looks at himself in it, and straightens his necktie.”
“Then she takes a little hand-glass from the writing-table, looks at herself in it, and arranges her hair.”
“He hastened to examine the articles on the top, raising the little pincushion, the bottles, the hand-glass.”
“Clare was standing in her underthings under the single bulb, examining her lips with a hand-glass.”
“It is richly worth his while, and if he cannot believe in a box which will be shown him as the box Isabel gave Columbus her jewels in merely because he has been shown a reliquary as her hand-glass, so much the worse for him.”
“A hand-glass was placed with the book so that she could reach it easily.”
“In her hand she held a pair of curlingtongs, and, before her, on the foot-end of the sofa, a hand-glass was propped up.”
“Never let the patient think for a moment that you fear her disease; if she has diphtheria, do not tell her or the family that you have a delicate throat or that it is sore, and do not examine it by the help of a hand-glass where any one can see you.”
“Later in the year they will succeed under a hand-glass in the open.”
“They both examined it carefully with the aid of a hand-glass.”
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