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hour

 [our]
1. the time something occurs.
2. a unit of time, being 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds.
3. a unit of educational credit.
contact hour a unit of credit for educational offerings, based on a mathematical formula. Continuing education programs that wish to award contact hours are carefully reviewed by the health care professionals for which the educational experience is designed.
golden hour the first hour following a traumatic injury. See golden hour.
References in classic literature ?
The days slipped into days, nights and twilight's alternating, cold snaps gave way to snow-falls, and cold snaps came on again, and all the while, through the long hours, the miles piled up behind them.
Daylight travelled late and early, the hours formerly used by camp-making and dog-tending being now devoted to the trail.
Teta Elzbieta would put the clothesbasket in which the baby slept alongside of his mattress, and Jurgis would lie upon one elbow and watch him by the hour, imagining things.
It was too early yet to tell anything-- the bank would not open for nearly three hours.
It chanced to be a rush day at Durham's, and all the long morning he limped about with his aching foot; by noontime the pain was so great that it made him faint, and after a couple of hours in the afternoon he was fairly beaten, and had to tell the boss.
And if we are to part, a few hours sooner or later, you know, makes no difference.
It was not four and twenty hours ago since they had met there to the same repast, but in circumstances how different
The hours representing the time traveled over were carefully noted, and the calculation was easy.
So that, if nothing interfered with its course, it would reach the given point in twenty-two hours.
It is forty hours since we closed our eyes," said Nicholl.
All hands had taken their spell at everything as the fancy seized them; not a bell had been struck from first to last; and I can only conjecture that the fire raged four or five hours, from the fact that it was midnight by my watch when I left it on my cabin drawers, and that the final extinction of the smouldering keel was so soon followed by the first deep hint of dawn.
I was my poor self again; it was my own little life, and no other, that I wanted to go on living;, and yet I felt vaguely there was some special thing I wished to live for, something that had not been very long in my ken; something that had perhaps nerved and strengthened me all these hours.