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  • n. Alternative spelling of cheval glass.


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  • Grace, surrounded by a sufficient number of candles to answer all purposes of self-criticism, was standing before a cheval-glass that her father had lately bought expressly for her use; she was bonneted, cloaked, and gloved, and glanced over her shoulder into the mirror, estimating her aspect.

    The Woodlanders

  • There was the cheval-glass, that miracle of art, in which he could just see his own wondering head and the reflection of Dolly (queerly distorted, and as if up in the ceiling), plumping and patting the pillows of the bed.

    Vanity Fair

  • Elfride was there; she was pausing between the two windows, looking at her figure in the cheval-glass.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • It was a large room, fitted round with glass presses, furnished, among other things, with a cheval-glass and a business table, and looking out upon the court by three dusty windows barred with iron.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • As he passed in the way of the cheval-glass he caught sight of himself in full length, his broad, well-filled shirt-front, the face whose expression always puzzled him when he saw it in a mirror, and his glimmering gilt-rimmed eyeglasses.


  • Lin Tai-yĆ¼ was still bent upon going on writing, but feeling her whole body burn like fire, and her face scalding hot, she advanced towards the cheval-glass, and, raising the embroidered cover, she looked in.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The moment he turned his head round, he espied, on the left side, a large cheval-glass; behind which appeared to view, standing side by side, two servant-girls of fifteen or sixteen years of age.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Now, years later, on the other side of the world, she stared into the cheval-glass mirror Jesse had brought down from the attic and made a different wish.

    The Lightkeeper

  • Standing before her cheval-glass, Sophie held the gown to her, noting again how its colour heightened the gold in her hair and emphasized the creaminess of her complexion.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • She then lighted two lamps, and, turning to a cheval-glass at one end of her room, she put one lamp on each side, so that the light might strike on her to the best advantage, and then scrutinized herself with a steady and critical glance.

    The Cryptogram A Novel


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