• The queen looks into her magic mirror
    The queen looks into her magic mirror
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magic-mirror a mirror in which, by means of divination, a person sees scenes in his future life: a Japanese convex mirror, engraved on the back, by which bright light reflected from the polished surface on to a screen gives bright-lined images corresponding to the figures on the back
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mireor, miroir—L. mirāri, -ātus, to wonder at.


In literature:

How now shall I get a magic mirror for my son?
"Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories" by Edith Howes
One day, by the use of his magic mirror, he set fire to the castle of an enemy a mile away.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
We in England and America know him only in the magic mirror of the Wizard of the North.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The queen thought her rival was dead, but her magic mirror told her she was living still beyond hill and sea.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
One day, by the use of his magic mirror, he set fire to the castle of an enemy a mile away.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
The pond glimmered darkly like a magic mirror.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
This portrait would be to him the most magical of mirrors.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Her childhood had vanished as though some breath had blown it away in the magic mirror.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Our subject must now be viewed in the magic mirror of mythology.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
The magic mirror had been for about a year in the Prince's possession, when one day a new subject of disquiet seized upon him.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

In poetry:

I love my love for she is like the mirror of the moon,
(A sweet, small moon but newly come to birth)
So full of heaven is she, so close to earth,
So versed in holy spell and magic rune.
"I Love My Love" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Charmed by that double gaze, the moon that's won unto
The magic I contrive, will mirror my wan face,
And you will see above, so far, so still, so sad,
The daughter of the Khan who nightly seeks your gaze.
"Kalmuck Bride" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Her magic mirror is on the wall, but the most important part of Queen Ravenna's beauty regimen should be kept in the fridge.
Three-story flagship, in the city's Union Square district, combines a sleek design with the latest modern technology, including the unveiling of the chain's "Magic Mirror" technology.
" or "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all.".
Charlize Theron doesn't rely on a magic mirror to tell her what she already knows: she's getting older.
Pioneers of Television Mary Anne King on Losing Her Magic Mirror PBS.
No magic mirrors in Pilobolus premiere.
He checks his beard in the mirror every morning before leaving the house to take a seat on his magical throne.
A 23-inch LCD screen appears in this bathroom's "magic mirror" with the touch of a button.
A 23-inch LCD screen appears in this bathroom 's "magic mirror" with the touch of a button.
Mirrors are magical to babies.
CHICAGO — As this is my 54th monthly column for this website, this also is my 54th attempt to get folks out there in front of that magical mirror.

In science:

This is an important issue, as elliptic guides are becoming very popular, almost to the extent that they are discussed in the context of being a “magic bullet” that is deployed to solve neutron transport problems where a different mirror geometry is probably more appropriate.
Correction of Optical Aberrations in Elliptic Neutron Guides
Mirror looking, i.e., if we put it in front of mirror or see from the other side of the glass, or see on the other side of the paper, it always remains the magic square.
DIGITAL ERA: Universal Bimagic Squares
Reduced energy threshold can be achieved by the use of larger but cruder mirrors and this approach is currently being exploited using existing arrays of solar heliostats (STACEE and CELESTE). A German-Spanish pro ject (MAGIC) to build a 17m aperture telescope using state-of-the-art technology has also been proposed.
High Energy Astrophysics