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water clock

n.
A clepsydra.

water clock

or

water glass

n
(Horology) any of various devices for measuring time that use the escape of water as the motive force

wa′ter clock`


n.
a device, as a clepsydra, for measuring time by the flow of water.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water clock - clock that measures time by the escape of waterwater clock - clock that measures time by the escape of water
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
Translations
akvohorloĝo
vesikello
vízóra
水時計
물시계
vandens laikodris
wateruuwerk
zegar wodny
klepsydra
vattenur
su saati
References in classic literature ?
These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock and the hour-glass.
Finally, hats off to the musical water clock installed in the square basin in which the GA[c]ode sits.
CLEPSYDRA A Jingle in two short couplets B Critical period C Water clock who am I?
It is probably a verge and foliot clock because it was mounted over the rood screen where refilling a water clock would be extremely difficult.
He also uses a drinking game to test whether it''s possible to create luck, as well as building a water clock and making a coat that doubles as a bed.
But on its own small scale, the water clock is a marvel.
An 11th century Chinese water clock, its gears driven by a steady stream, might lose or gain 10 minutes a day--an accuracy of about a part in 100.
But our favourite was Hunkin's famous water clock at the end of the pier.
One of the focal features of this exhibition is a five-metre-high replica of the 'Elephant Clock'--a visually striking early-13th century water clock, the body of which contains symbols referring different cultures and is featured alongside a short feature film starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley as Al Jazari, inventor of the clock.
One of the iconic focal features of this exhibition is a six-metre high replica of the 'Elephant Clock'- a visually striking early 13th century water clock, the body of which contains symbols referring different cultures and is featured alongside a short feature film starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, above, as Al Jazari, inventor of the fabled Scribe Clock, inset.
Or Couple, 2008, an ornate water clock filled with, a yellowish liquid placed delicately on its side on a small, padded display.
They include flintlock pistols on the walls, armour breast plates, enough brass to make you think Brasso arrives by the tanker-load, and a wonderful 17th century brass water clock on the mantelpiece.