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Definition of Hourglass

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.

Hourglass Quotations

Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It's a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It's the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.
Ben Shapiro

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Jules Renard

I feel badly for those girls who have to be so waif thin, doing those catwalks all the time because, luckily, we're going into a different time - that's what they're saying, at least - in we're appreciating a curvier figure. But to be honest, I couldn't be like an hourglass if I tried.
Christine Teigen
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Hourglass Translations

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