Minute glass
Minute Min"ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster]

{Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.

{Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered.

{Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand.

{Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning.

{Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Minute — Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute bell — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute book — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute gun — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute hand — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glass production — Glass is common in everyday life, from glass windows to glass containers. The manufacture of glass for everyday purposes may involve complexity and automation. This article deals with the mass production of glass. Glass container productionGlass… …   Wikipedia

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