hourglass hourglass  /ˈaʊ ərɡ ˌlæs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes

Usage(s):

  1. The hourglass-shaped Diablo radio, designed by Elise Berthier, has no switches.
  2. Now the hourglass is shattered.
  3. In history's hourglass, 20 years amounts to just a dribble of sand.

News

  1. Make your own sundial at Environmental Center workshop

    Art, science and history unite in sundial workshopBefore clocks and watches began dominating our lives, people depended on more natural ways of telling time.Sands through the hourglass were the days of our lives. Water flowing out one vessel into another marked time.And so too did the sun. Man devel...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Gigi's Cucina Povera aims Sicilian specialties, 'peasant cooking' at Buffalo's Italian diners - Hungry for More | The ...

    Chef and owner Mary Ann Giordano, formerly of Williamsville's Creekview, has made a name for herself as a Sicilian specialist, reflected in her cookbook on favorite dishes of the St. Joseph's Day table . Her place, at the site of the former O'Connell's American Bistro and The Hourglass before that, opened for dinner on June 14.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News Blogs

  3. Handcrafted Jewelry Designer Jenne Rayburn To Join Melrose Summer Stroll, With Trunk Show On June 20th

    Trunk Show At Hourglass Gallery Featuring Unique Hand-Made Jewelry and Accessories by Jenne Rayburn In Association With The Melrose, MA Summer Stroll, Presented by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce and the City of Melrose (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10845413.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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Quotes

  1. "The oldest part of this river crossing is 90 years old and bogs down I-5 traffic like the small hole in an hourglass," Kulongoski said.
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Ted Kulongoski Source: The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

  2. "The hourglass has long since run out, a red line has been crossed," said Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai, a staunch believer that Qassams are a result of the Israeli disengagement.
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Eli Yishai Source: Ynetnews

  3. "I'm very hopeful that we'll be successful on Tuesday ...... it's a mighty important bill," said Rep. Jo Bonner, an Alabama Republican. "Time is running out of the hourglass."
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: Jo Bonner Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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