Looking-glass



noun
1.
a mirror made of glass with a metallic or amalgam backing.
2.
the glass used in a mirror.
3.
anything used as a mirror, as highly polished metal or a reflecting surface.
noun
1.
a mirror, esp a ladies’ dressing mirror
adjective
2.
with normal or familiar circumstances reversed; topsy-turvy: a looking-glass world
n.

1520s, from looking (see look) + glass.

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