from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glass in which something is seen; a mirror; especially, a magic mirror, or a glass in which things not present are made to appear.
- n. A show-case.
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Wrestled from out of his sense of mule-like frugality with the white spoon he would lean over ever so slightly as a bulky fulcrum with his way-way enshortened wrestler's arms and hold out with it a raspberry scented pearl-tapioca cup — held out delicate with the stub tips of his antiseptic fingers across the top of the show-glass counter.
He being a raw young lad, unacquainted with the world, was so mad as to follow their advice, and in consequence thereof snatched a show-glass out of the shop of Mr. Lovell, a goldsmith in
He then took from his window a show-glass, containing about thirty most beautiful watches, some ornamented with pearls or diamonds, others elegantly enamelled, or chased in the most delicate style.
Mr. Bilger produced a show-glass, containing a great variety of articles in pearl, but he had nothing of the kind in diamonds.
She at first screamed, but they soon made her silent, and then proceeded to carry off the show-glass, with all the boxes that were contained in it.