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sandglass

[sand-glas, -glahs]
noun
  1. an hourglass.
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Origin of sandglass

First recorded in 1550–60; sand + glass
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Historical Examples

  • 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

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British Dictionary definitions for sandglass

sandglass

noun
  1. a less common word for hourglass
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