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hourglass
1. An instrument for measuring time, consisting of two glass chambers connected by a narrow neck and containing a quantity of sand, mercury, or another flowing substance that trickles from the upper chamber to the lower in a fixed amount of time, often one hour.
2. An hourglass-shaped computer icon that shows that a task is being performed but is not yet completed.
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hourglass figures (lexicomedy)
Figures with the sands of time usually ending up in the bottom half.
This entry is located in the following units: Dictionary with a Touch of Humor (page 5) figur-; fig- (page 2) horo-, hour- (page 2)