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chrono

[kron-oh] /ˈkrɒn oʊ/
noun, plural chronos.
Origin of chrono
by shortening; see -o
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  • It has since been ascertained that this newspaper was the Baltimore chronos of the 9th inst.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • I shall never laugh so much again if I live to be as old as chronos.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys
  • Only by the beating of his heart Max could judge that chronos had not left his chariot.

  • With the one the winged sandals of Mercury were not so fleet, with the other, the leaden feet of chronos were not so dull.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • chronos was to the Greeks of old the god of time, in whose hands were the destinies of men.

  • The new-transformed nymph is the daughter of chronos (time), born, Pallas-like, without a mother.

  • Reuben said to his empty plate: "The tale goes, it may have been filled by the tears of chronos who was before all the gods."

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • When subsequently he became merged in “chronos,” his ancient sickle became converted into a scythe.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • As chronos simply personifies antiquity itself, this only means that Saturn was the most ancient deity.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • The "chronos" automatic grain scale is built in many sizes for charges of from 12 to 3,300 lbs.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams

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