Mirror plate
Mirror Mir"ror, n. [OE. mirour, F. miroir, OF. also mireor, fr. (assumed) LL. miratorium, fr. mirare to look at, L. mirari to wonder. See {Marvel}, and cf. {Miracle}, {Mirador}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light. [1913 Webster]

And in her hand she held a mirror bright, Wherein her face she often view[`e]d fair. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar. [1913 Webster]

She is mirour of all courtesy. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

O goddess, heavenly bright, Mirror of grace and majesty divine. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) See {Speculum}. [1913 Webster]

{Mirror carp} (Zo["o]l.), a domesticated variety of the carp, having only three or fur rows of very large scales side.

{Mirror plate}. (a) A flat glass mirror without a frame. (b) Flat glass used for making mirrors.

{Mirror writing}, a manner or form of backward writing, making manuscript resembling in slant and order of letters the reflection of ordinary writing in a mirror. The substitution of this manner of writing for the common manner is a symptom of some kinds of nervous disease. [1913 Webster]


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