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egg timer

n.
A small hourglass used for timing the boiling of eggs.

egg timer

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(Cookery) a device, typically a miniature hourglass, for timing the boiling of an egg
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Noun1.egg timer - a sandglass that runs for three minutesegg timer - a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
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It was an amazing experience, not least watching the money that had been put aside to fund it disappear a little like sand in an egg timer.
It felt a bit like being given all the pieces to a jigsaw in a bag with only a description of the picture and with the sand in the egg timer already flowing.
Dr Anne Clarke, medical director of Fertility First in Sydney, said that a recent British study, plus anecdotal evidence, has revealed that the simple blood test, known as the Egg Timer Test, is unreliable and is becoming discredited worldwide.
Wojciech Gelmuda and Victor Sluiter developed a battery-free carbon monoxide detector and egg timer, respectively, and demonstrated the substantial value offered by ambient energy.
And the Cardiff sailor insists she is not about to hit the panic button, with more than enough sand left in the egg timer to iron out the creases ahead of London 2012.
There's no hope on the 20 minutes of meditation, but I can flip over my three-minute egg timer and sit quietly while the sand sifts through the tiny hourglass.
Calling hirself "an egg timer in a forest of hour-glasses" just about sums up Bergman's alienated experience: As a butch, Bergman says, ze was too girly, without interest in stereotypically butch lesbian pastimes, and in "trying to figure out which gender really seemed like the best fit" kept coming back to what one might call hir own perceived definition of gay (or perhaps not stereotypically heterosexual) masculinity.
The foolproof egg timer, as its name suggests, will help.
They also collected resources from the beach to make a symmetrical or repeating pattern and designed a three-minute sand egg timer.
There are performances in which Vonna-Michell first sets (or asks the audience to set) a time limit using an egg timer, and then breaks into a dazzlingly fast, borderline-impenetrable monologue recounting his quest, edited or expanded on the fly; these semi-improvised recitations are complemented by--and frequently take place within--changeable, sketchy installations, liable to include performer's props, video, and slide projections.
Scrambles egg, an egg timer, a giant spoon and a stand.