Definition of Sandglass

1. Noun. Timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage.

Specialized synonyms: Egg Timer, Hourglass
Generic synonyms: Horologe, Timekeeper, Timepiece

Definition of Sandglass

1. n. An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass.

Definition of Sandglass

1. Noun. An instrument for measuring the passage of time by the passage of sand through a narrow opening. ¹

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Definition of Sandglass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sandglass

sanderlings
sanders
sanderses
sandersonia
sandersonias
sandever
sandfish
sandfishes
sandflea
sandfleas
sandflies
sandfly
sandfly fever
sandfly fever group viruses
sandfly fever viruses
sandgroper
sandgropers
sandgrounder
sandgrounders
sandgrouse
sandgrouses
sandheap
sandheaps
sandhi
sandhill
sandhill-crane
sandhill crane
sandhill cranes

Literary usage of Sandglass

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1. Laboratory Manual for the Use of Students in Testing Materials of Construction by Leslie Abram Waterbury (1912)
"sandglass 22. sandglass. For the purpose of indicating the time of mixing to be used for making cement paste, a sandglass, Fig. 7, is employed. ..."

2. The Cambrian (1900)
"Strange to say the sandglass is still used to measure varying periods of time. The size depends upon the purposes to which they are to be put. ..."

3. The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of by Ralph Delahaye Paine (1912)
"The log and sandglass, along with the sounding lead, are survivals of a vanished age of sea life, perhaps the only necessary aids to navigation which are ..."

4. The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of by Ralph Delahaye Paine (1912)
"AQ *< the twenty-eight seconds for which the sandglass is set bears to an hour ... The log and sandglass, along with the sounding lead, are survivals of a ..."

5. Laboratory Manual for the Use of Students in Testing Materials of Construction by Leslie Abram Waterbury (1912)
"sandglass 22. sandglass. For the purpose of indicating the time of mixing to be used for making cement paste, a sandglass, Fig. 7, is employed. ..."

6. The Cambrian (1900)
"Strange to say the sandglass is still used to measure varying periods of time. The size depends upon the purposes to which they are to be put. ..."

7. The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of by Ralph Delahaye Paine (1912)
"The log and sandglass, along with the sounding lead, are survivals of a vanished age of sea life, perhaps the only necessary aids to navigation which are ..."

8. The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of by Ralph Delahaye Paine (1912)
"AQ *< the twenty-eight seconds for which the sandglass is set bears to an hour ... The log and sandglass, along with the sounding lead, are survivals of a ..."

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