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See mirror.

looking glass

a mirror, esp a ladies' dressing mirror
with normal or familiar circumstances reversed; topsy-turvy: a looking-glass world.
[sense 2 in allusion to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass]

look′ing glass`

1. a mirror.
2. the glass used in a mirror.


having the normal elements or circumstances reversed; topsy-turvy: a looking-glass world.
[alluding to the reversed world in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871)]
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Noun1.looking glass - a mirrorlooking glass - a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
mirror - polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

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A flattering looking glass is a promoter of amiability," she said.
If your Imperial Majesty will be graciously pleased to take off your clothes, we will fit on the new suit, in front of the looking glass.
The Emperor was accordingly undressed, and the rogues pretended to array him in his new suit; the Emperor turning round, from side to side, before the looking glass.
asked he, turning himself round again before the looking glass, in order that he might appear to be examining his handsome suit.
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