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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of loose granular material from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage.

Usage examples (18)
  • The consultation took some little time, the second half of one sandglass and the beginning of the next.
  • He glanced at the sandglass that he had turned over just moments ago and then thoughtfully back to the Masterharper.
  • The set designer explains that the sandglass chamber was not meant to be disassembled, but stuff like this happens all the time on a movie production - making the...
  • “J” pennibs, obtained from same department of same firm: an old sandglass which rolled containing sand which rolled: a sealed prophecy (never unsealed) written by... for more
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