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sandglass

[ sand-glas, -glahs ]
/ ˈsændˌglæs, -ˌglɑs /
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noun

an hourglass.

Nearby words

sanderling, sanderson, sandfish, sandfly, sandfly fever, sandglass, sandgrouse, sandhi, sandhill crane, sandhoff's disease, sandhog

Origin of sandglass

First recorded in 1550–60; sand + glass
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Examples from the Web for sandglass

  • Afterwards we hear of his fixing the price of his work at fourpence an hour, and measuring his time by a sandglass.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5|Various

British Dictionary definitions for sandglass

sandglass

/ (ˈsændˌɡlɑːs) /

noun

a less common word for hourglass
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