Definition of pier glass in English:

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pier glass


A large mirror, used originally to fill wall space between windows.
Example sentences
  • Frances ‘was seated before her dressing table looking at her white face in the pier glass when she heard one scream of pure pain, quickly muffled by a heavy hand’.
  • The great expense of glass made the overmantel looking glass a particular object of luxury because it incorporated more glass plates than a traditional pier glass.
  • The rest of the furniture included a commode, two small pairs of open china cabinets, eight fretwork armchairs, four side chairs, and a pier glass.

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