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hour•glass



Pronunciation: (ouur'glas", -gläs", ou'ur-), [key]
n.
an instrument for measuring time, consisting of two bulbs of glass joined by a narrow passage through which a quantity of sand or mercury runs in just an hour.

adj.
having a notably slim or narrow waist, midsection, or joining segment: She has an hourglass figure.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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