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Definition of Hourglass


  1. An instrument for measuring time, especially the interval of an hour. It consists of a glass vessel having two compartments, from the uppermost of which a quantity of sand, water, or mercury occupies an hour in running through a small aperture unto the lower.
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Hourglass Translations

hourglass in German is Sanduhr, Stundenglas
hourglass in Spanish is reloj de arena
hourglass in Swedish is timglas