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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]
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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 ?
For had it been the rule for a hundred tragedies to compete together, the performance would have been regulated by the water-clock,--as indeed we are told was formerly done.
As underneath the mulberry-tree I dream, The water-clock drips on, and dawn appears: A new day shines on wrinkles and white hair, The symbols of the fulness of my years.
The Tower of the Winds, a monument of GreeceAEs classical period, was originally built to chart the direction of the wind and to keep time with the water-clock inside.