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Sand-glas, n. Also: -glass(e. [e.m.E. sand(e) glass(e (1556). More often written as two words.] A sand- or hour-glass. = Glas n. 2 (4), Sand-hour n. As pl. also without inflexion. sing. Ane sand glas to mesour the houris witht, iij s.; 1540–1 Treas. Acc. VII 491.
Ane sand glas to sett besyde the freir in the polpet cost iiij s.; 1554–5 Edinb. B. Rec. II 355.
His book in the a hand and sand-glass in the uther; Melvill 273.
For ringing the bell and keiping the sandglas; 1622 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 144.
1640 Dundonald Par. Rec. 465.
A standing iron to the sand-glasse; 1680 Craven Ch. in Orkney 91.
For making ane caise to the church sandglass; 1694 Boharm Kirk S. 25 March.
For an iron standard to a sand glasse in the church; 1697 Cramond Ch. Cullen 137.
infl. pl. For tua sand glasses to the king, iiij s. viij d.; 1505–6 Treas. Acc. III 180.
1506 Ib. 337, etc.
For tua sand glassis ane haill hour glas and ane half hour glas; 1615 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 356.
Tua creills containing sand glasses viz. ane eight hours: ane six hours: & ten four hours: six half hours & eightein half minutts glasses; 1681 Blackness Customs 31b.
uninfl. pl. For iiij sandglas for hir [sc. the ship]; 1512 Treas. Acc. IV 454.

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