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- n. Plural form of hour.
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- n.pl. Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.
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- n. a period of time assigned for work
- n. an indefinite period of time
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I opened a ticket with HTC within a couple of hours of receiving the phone they promised to ship out a new phone in 24 hours that was on Jan 7th - 8 days ago
Time: About 1 1/2 hours plus 14 to 24 hours rising
The Greeks divided the natural day and night into twelve equal parts each, and the hours thus formed were denominated _temporary hours_, from their varying in length according to the seasons of the year.
Altogether the amount of fluid effused into the alimentary canal in twenty-four hours amounts to much more than the whole amount of blood in the body (which is 18 pounds in a man weighing 143 pounds); in other words, _every portion of the blood may, and possibly does, pass several times into the alimentary canal in twenty-four hours_.
The law of South Carolina permits the master to _compel_ his slaves to work fifteen hours in the twenty-four, in summer, and fourteen in the winter -- which would be in winter, from daybreak in the morning until _four hours_ after sunset!
Colonel Rondon and Lieutenant Rogaciano were not much tired; I was somewhat tired, but was perfectly able to go for several hours more if I did not try to go too fast; and we three walked on to the river, reaching it about half past four, after eleven hours stiff walking with nothing to eat.
On the fifth day it cleared up, after a few hours, as is usual, of rain coming down like a four hours shower-bath, and we found ourselves drifted nearly ten leagues from the anchorage; and having light head winds, we did not return until the sixth day.
The hours, days, and years are the measures of time as we use them; that is: Jupiter's "Day" (one rotation of the planet) is made in ten of _our hours_; Mercury's "Year" (one revolution of the planet around the Sun) is eighty-eight of _our days_.
Of course they soon learned how sweet it was, after two hours 'walking of the beat, to turn in for _four hours_! which seemed to the sleepy man an eternity in anticipation, but only a brief time in retrospect, when the corporal gave him a "chunk," and remarked, "Time to go on guard."
Yes, dear brother, believe me, my imagination has often wandered, and passed hours with _you_ -- _hours_, during the silence of the night, which should have been sacred to sleep.