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hourglass

noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊə.ɡlɑːs/  us   /ˈaʊr.ɡlæs/
a glass container filled with sand that takes one hour to move from an upper to a lower part through a narrow opening in the middle, used especially in the past to measure time
Translations of “hourglass”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於計時的)沙漏…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于计时的)沙漏…
(Definition of hourglass from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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