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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India— A clepsydra, or water-instrument for measuring time.
  • n. The gong on which the time so indicated is struck.
  • n. A clock or other timepiece.
  • n. In old Hindu custom, the 60th part of a day or night (24 minutes).
  • n. In Anglo-Indian usage, an hour.

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