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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Clock that measures time by the escape of water.

Usage examples (29)
  • -- The clepsydra was a kind of water-clock; the other vessel is compared to it, because of the liquid in it.
  • He compares this process to what occurs in a clepsydra.
  • Very well, then we have all we need, except the clepsydra.
  • Either slow like the dripping of the remnants of water in a clepsydra. for more
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