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1. sandglass

noun. timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage.

Synonyms

  • egg timer
  • horologe
  • timekeeper
  • hourglass

Etymology

  • glass (English)
  • sand (English)
  • sand (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word sandglass


1. Noun, singular or mass
Around the 10th century A.D., the sandglass, or hourglass, was invented to mark the passage of hours.

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