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synonyms for clepsydra

  • calendar
  • chronograph
  • chronometer
  • chronoscope
  • clock
  • dial
  • gnomon
  • horologe
  • hourglass
  • metronome
  • pendulum
  • repeater
  • stopwatch
  • sundial
  • watch
  • alarm clock
  • isochronon
  • time-keeper
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How to use clepsydra in a sentence

Perhaps the earliest mechanical time measure was the clepsydra, or water clock.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Time was measured by the clepsydra, and the expression indicates that the night was far spent and dawn near.
CHINESE POEMSVARIOUS
Indeed, the record on one tablet has been interpreted as noting that the astronomer's clock or clepsydra had stopped.
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
This water clock was called a clepsydra, the name being taken from two Greek words meaning 'thief of water.'
CHRISTOPHER AND THE CLOCKMAKERSSARA WARE BASSETT
As the sound of the bells died away, the last drop of water fell from the clepsydra and marked the hour of midnight.
IN THE YULE-LOG GLOW, BOOK IIVARIOUS
The Djyotisha also teaches the art of constructing a clepsydra, or water-clock.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
The water-clock (clepsydra) served as a measure of time, especially in affairs connected with the administration of justice.
QUINTUS CLAUDIUS, VOLUME 1 OF 2ERNST ECKSTEIN
Time itself was measured by a clepsydra or water-clock, as well as by a gnomon or dial.
ASSYRIA, ITS PRINCES, PRIESTS AND PEOPLEA. H. (ARCHIBALD HENRY) SAYCE
Anxious to turn the channel of her meditations in another direction, she rose from her seat to examine the clepsydra.
WAGNER, THE WEHR-WOLFGEORGE W. M. REYNOLDS
Plato is said to have invented a complicated clepsydra to indicate the 496 hours of the night as well as of the day.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 4VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO CLEPSYDRA

  • alarm clock
  • calendar
  • chronograph
  • chronometer
  • chronoscope
  • clepsydra
  • clock
  • dial
  • gnomon
  • horologe
  • hourglass
  • isochronon
  • metronome
  • pendulum
  • repeater
  • stopwatch
  • sundial
  • time-keeper
  • watch
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