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for Pier glass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pier \Pier\, n. [OE. pere, OF. piere a stone, F. pierre, fr. L.
petra, Gr. ?. Cf. Petrify.]
(a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or
supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a
bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.
(b) Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to
stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
2. A projecting wharf or landing place.
Abutment pier, the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier
which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of
Pier glass, a mirror, of high and narrow shape, to be put
up between windows.
Pier table, a table made to stand between windows.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a large mirror between two windows [syn: pier glass,
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