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clepsydra


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clepsydra  \Clep"sy*dra\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  from  Gr  ?;  ?  to  steal, 
  conceal  +  ?  water.] 
  A  water  clock;  a  contrivance  for  measuring  time  by  the 
  graduated  flow  of  a  liquid,  as  of  water,  through  a  small 
  aperture.  See  Illust.  in  {Appendix}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clepsydra 
  n  :  measures  time  by  the  escape  of  water  [syn:  {water  clock},  {water 
  glass}] 




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