- hourglass (n.)
- 1510s, from hour + glass. Used 19c. in a variety of technical and scientific senses to describe the shape; reference to women's bodies is attested by 1897.
Men condemn corsets in the abstract, and are sometimes brave enough to insist that the women of their households shall be emancipated from them; and yet their eyes have been so generally educated to the approval of the small waist, and the hourglass figure, that they often hinder women who seek a hygienic style of dress. [Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, "The Story of My Life," 1898]
- 1. The hourglass is almost empty!
- 2. Suitable for: ● hourglass or the full type of bride.
- 适合于: ●沙漏或新娘的全类型.
- 3. The hourglass empties swiftly and delay could be deadly.
- 4. After glass blowing was invented, the hourglass came into use.
- 吹制玻璃术发明后, 滴漏计时器便开始使用.
- 5. White hourglass you gave, is a gift about the growth.
- 送给你的白色沙漏, 是一个关于成长的礼物.
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