Definitions

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  • n. A tall narrow mirror, usually set between two windows, above a pier table

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Examples

  • Dr. van Roos made quick observations at the midpoint of her Wednesday afternoon Stockholm group: the miller's daughter played with hem of her Chanel jacket, Hansel stared at his fingers, Rapunzel checked her headscarf in the pierglass while her thumbs worried a dark stone, probably that same filthy trichobezoar.

    Still Crazy After All These Years

  • It would serve to buy that pair of gilt cornices or the heavy gilt-framed pierglass on which she had set her heart.

    Australia Felix

  • Wax-lights stood on the mantelpiece before a gilt-framed pierglass; coloured prints hung on the walls.

    Australia Felix

  • In the mirror of the giltbordered pierglass the undecorated back of the dwarf tree regarded the upright back of the embalmed owl.

    Ulysses

  • Mr Dedalus looked at himself in the pierglass above the mantelpiece, waxed out his moustache ends and then, parting his coattails, stood with his back to the glowing fire: and still from time to time he withdrew a hand from his coat-tail to wax out one of his moustache ends.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • There were holly and ivy round the pierglass and holly and ivy, green and red, twined round the chandeliers.

    The Perceptions of James Joyce

  • Mr Dedalus looked at himself in the pierglass above the mantelpiece, waxed out his moustache ends and then, parting his coat-tails, stood with his back to the glowing fire: and still from time to time he withdrew a hand from his coat-tail to wax out one of his moustache ends.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • On returning home that night she had given her maid her cloak, and had stood for a long time immobile, -- gazing at her image in the pierglass.

    A Modern Chronicle — Complete

  • But Patty was surveying herself in the long pierglass that hung between two windows.

    Patty's Summer Days

  • My sitting room, specially arranged by Tatyana Semyonovna, contained the best furniture in the house, of many styles and periods, including an old pierglass, which I was frightened to look into at first, but came to value as an old friend.

    Family Happiness

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