Father Time

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Father Time

n
time personified as an old bearded man, usually carrying a scythe and an hourglass

Fa′ther Time′


n.
the personification of time as an old man, usu. having a white beard and carrying a scythe and an hourglass.
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The Vagabond's Breakfast mentions Montaigne's account of a gravestone inscribed: "Here lies so-and-so, who was dead when time was passing through the year twelve hundred", and riffs on the personification of time.