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sandglass

(ˈsændˌɡlɑːs)
n
a less common word for hourglass
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passagesandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
egg timer - a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
hourglass - a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes
horologe, timepiece, timekeeper - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
Translations

sandglass

[ˈsændglɑːs] Nreloj m de arena
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Strictly speaking, the only featured work of puppet theatre in 2015 was Autumn Portraits from Vermont's Sandglass Theater [see sidebar], but there were solo dance pieces from Belgium's Sandman/Sabine Molenaar and the Czech Republic's Andrea Miltnerova, both of which transformed the dancers' bodies into abstract forms driven by unseen forces.
Find out more 0905 070 0405 (77p/min) Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23 WITH time running out of the Christmas sandglass, you might want to sort out the final details of your festive agenda.
However, that filly ultimately proved best over 1m2f as did Timepiece's three-parts Zafonic sister, maiden winner Sandglass.
But now with the sandglass rapidly indicating the nearing of the end of the timeframe for the promulgation of a new constitution drafted by the Constituent Assembly, there are noisy scenes of accusations and counter-accusations galore.
Indeed, as concerns the time and length management of their tales, the devisants in many ways act like nervous Reformed ministers, who, as historians tells us, were known to cut their sermons short lest they run over the hour appointed by the sandglass.
As much as I cherish our lonely moments together, soundtracked by the clatter of Boggle dice and measured out in the inaudible whisper of grains slipping gentle as a breath through the chambers of the one-minute sandglass we use to time the game, the time has come to take our relationship to the next level.
4018 m) passed through a sailor's fingers, while another sailor used a 30-second sandglass (28-second sandglass is the current accepted timing) to time the operation.
Hughes completed a quick double when Sandglass took the second division of the cantorspreadfair.
But without having to ask his mount too serious a question, Jimmy Fortune stoked the winner up and brought him home to beat Sandglass by three-quarters of a length.
The only timekeeper Christopher Columbus had on his ship was a half-hour sandglass.
Both hot and iced teas are served in a transparent pot with a sandglass to adjust brewing time according to the kinds of tea ordered.
Such relative failure is not what one would expect from Gunesekera, whose first novel, Reef (1994), was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize; whose earlier collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon (1992), was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize; and whose second novel, The Sandglass (1998), won the BBC Asia Award for Achievement in Writing and Literature.