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A small hourglass used for timing the boiling of eggs.
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(Cookery) a device, typically a miniature hourglass, for timing the boiling of an egg
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|Noun||1.||egg 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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