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No doubt, however, it was a sun-dial, or gnomon of some kind.

There is therefore in every Parallelogramme a double Gnomon; as in these two examples.

The Gnomon is any one of the Diagonall with the two complements.

But I landed in the dark chamber of a Gnomon, waist-deep in loose wheat.

I mounted the only unsealed Gnomon and shouted down into its cavernous depths.

The belfry and the gnomon, or celestial index, theories are thus exploded.

OConnor on the gnomon or celestial-index theory of the round towers, 51.

The other dial had some half-worn hour-marks, but no gnomon.

The terrible motionless time had no gnomon on its dial-plate.

To be sure I wanted a copy of Bengel's "Gnomon;" but she was not likely to have that.

WORD ORIGIN

"vertical shaft that tells time by the shadow it casts" (especially the triangular plate on a sundial), 1540s, from Latin gnomon, from Greek gnomon "indicator," literally "one who discerns," from gignoskein "to come to know" (see gnostic (adj.)).

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