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sandglass

[ sand-glas, -glahs ]

noun

  1. an hourglass.


sandglass

/ ˈsændˌɡlɑːs /

noun

  1. a less common word for hourglass


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sandglass1

First recorded in 1550–60; sand + glass
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Example Sentences

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

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