Word of the Day – Mar. 1 – Clepsydra

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Noun: Clepsydra  (KLEP-suh-druh)

Definition: An instrument designed to measure time by the fall or flow of a quantity of water: water clock.

Sample sentence: The ancient Greeks were known to time political speeches with a clepsydra; when the water was gone, the oration was over.

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