Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An hour-glass or sand-glass.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Lord-Protector waited until the study door closed, then checked the ancient time-glass set on the bookshelf.

    Darkness

  • Then I let her have the minute between rounds, while I oiled her lovingly, and set about her again — turning the time-glass in the middle of it, and drawing her attention to the fact, although what with drink and ecstasy I doubt if she could even see it.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Wait, lie still — and observe this time-glass, which tells the quarter-hour … its sands must run out before yours, do you hear?

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Wait, lie still - and observe this time-glass, which tells the quarter-hour ... its sands must run out before yours, do you hear?

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • Then I let her have the minute between rounds, while I oiled her lovingly, and set about her again - turning the time-glass in the middle of it, and drawing her attention to the fact, although what with drink and ecstasy I doubt if she could even see it.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • Falls through this time-glass, thou hast leave to speak.

    The Duchess of Padua

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