from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small hourglass running three to five minutes, used for timing the boiling of eggs.
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- n. A small version of an hourglass used to time the boiling of an egg.
- n. A timer that can be set to sound an alarm after a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer.
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- n. a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
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