Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plate of glass silvered (coated with quicksilver) on the back, so as to show images by reflection; a plane mirror of glass. The metallic coating is generally an amalgam of tin. A sheet of tin-foil is laid first upon a table and the mercury poured upon it; the glass is then applied horizontally upon the amalgam, to which it readily adheres.
- n. alternative spelling of looking glass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mirror made of glass on which has been placed a backing of some reflecting substance, as quicksilver.
- n. a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
“It's through the looking-glass we go, folks, full-tilt boogie, in one godawful tangle of apes and angels and their age-old prey. posted by Dr. Dawg at 3: 33 AM”
“Through football's looking-glass darkly – unless you're selling”
“Think of the looking-glass in Alice and Wonderland.”
“The wedding was not a looking-glass event, reflecting the infantilisation of a subject nation.”
“For surely it's only with the coming-of-old-age of the postwar babyboomers that old age has become such a looking-glass world.”
“Despite the traps set and the looking-glass effect, it works.”
“Summary: From hundreds of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan emerges as a looking-glass land where bribery, extortion and embezzlement are the norm and the honest man is a distinct outlier.”
“You fool!" he cried at his image in the looking-glass.”
“His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder-and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.”
“In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.”
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