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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sandglass that runs for sixty minutes.

Usage examples (37)
  • QUOTE TO NOTE: I know the hourglass is running out.
  • When the hourglass is turned with the upside down, it begins to mark the passing of another hour.
  • The hourglass is shaped like the number eight --- wide at the top and bottom, but very thin in the middle.
  • A second hourglass is found beside the lectern in the miniature studiolo, a particularly jocund play of temporal and spatial layering. for more
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