hand glass


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hand glass

n.
1. A small handheld magnifying glass.
2. A mirror with a handle.

hand glass

n
1. (General Physics) a magnifying glass with a handle
2. a small mirror with a handle
3. (Agriculture) a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants

hand′ glass`


n.
a small mirror with a handle.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hand glass - a mirror intended to be held in the handhand glass - a mirror intended to be held in the hand
mirror - polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
2.hand glass - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged imagehand glass - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image; "the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250"
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
jeweler's loupe, loupe - small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
References in classic literature ?
Among the ornaments of Tars Tarkas' leather harness, which is the only manner of clothing worn by Martians other than silk capes and robes of silk and fur for protection from the cold after dark, was a small mirror, about the bigness of a lady's hand glass, which hung midway between his shoulders and his waist against his broad back.
The action and bolt are precision machined from prehardened stainless steel and pillar and hand glass bedded into the McMillan synthetic stock.
On the other hand Glass based ceramics like Leucite reinforced glass ceramic has gained popularity among dentists for the past 20 years due to its excellent esthetics.17 The introduction of Lithium disilicate glass ceramics lead to further advancement by the development to IPS E.
It is better to have on hand glass bottles of water rather than plastic because rising temperatures inside a parked car can double instantly.
3 Display 5 Digit, Led Display Of 0.3 Inch Height 4 Resolution 1 Rpm 5 Accuracy Plus/Minus 10 Rpm 6 Flash Tube Hand Glass X-Enon Long Life 7 Approx.