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hourglass

hour·glass

hourglass

 
pronunciation:
aUr glaes
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: an instrument that measures time by channeling a quantity of sand or mercury through a narrow opening between two larger glass bulbs in exactly one hour.
 
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a relatively slim waist or midsection; shaped like an hourglass.
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  measurement, tool