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Sablier de marine

English translation: maritime hourglass (or sand-glass)

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French term or phrase:Sablier de marine
English translation:maritime hourglass (or sand-glass)
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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22:20 Apr 11, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Sablier de marine
Sablier de marine, copie d'un modèle du XVIème siècle. Sablier à deux corps, enchâssé dans un caisson de bois exotique et de verre percé de deux petits hublots de verres et de laiton. Sable blanc irisé. Rivetage de laiton.
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 23:16
maritime hourglass (or sand-glass)
Explanation:
Here is a very interesting citation:

http://www.florilegium.org/files/TIME/Sandglass-art.text

“The inventory contains nearly four thousand items and one
item describes a sand-glass in the king's study at his chateau at St. Germain
en Laye in the following terms.

"Item ung grant orloge de mer, de deux grans fiolles plains de sablon, en ung
grant estuy de boys garny d'archal." ("Item a large sea clock, with two large
phials filled with sand, in a large wooden brass-bound case.)

The interesting thing about this latter reference is that a sand-glass is
described as a "sea clock," which naturally suggests that at this period, the
sand-glass was commonly connected with the sea and may well have found its
origins in maritime needs.”

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nasand glass, hour glass, glass
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
namaritime hourglass (or sand-glass)Fuad Yahya


  

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22 mins
maritime hourglass (or sand-glass)


Explanation:
Here is a very interesting citation:

http://www.florilegium.org/files/TIME/Sandglass-art.text

“The inventory contains nearly four thousand items and one
item describes a sand-glass in the king's study at his chateau at St. Germain
en Laye in the following terms.

"Item ung grant orloge de mer, de deux grans fiolles plains de sablon, en ung
grant estuy de boys garny d'archal." ("Item a large sea clock, with two large
phials filled with sand, in a large wooden brass-bound case.)

The interesting thing about this latter reference is that a sand-glass is
described as a "sea clock," which naturally suggests that at this period, the
sand-glass was commonly connected with the sea and may well have found its
origins in maritime needs.”

Fuad



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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 167

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2 hrs
sand glass, hour glass, glass


Explanation:
I would go along with the first answer perhaps adding just this :

These replaced the clock on the old sailing ships of yesteryear to measure the ship's speed. The sand in the standard English glass used to take just 28 seconds to run through!




    Dictionnaire Technique Maritime, CLOUET, A., Maison du Dictionnaire 2000
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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