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sundial

noun [C]     /ˈsʌn.daɪl/
a device used outside , especially in the past, which consists of a thin piece of metal attached to a flat surface printed with numbers . It shows the time by the metal making a dark line on the surface as the sun moves across the sky .Watches and clocks
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