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Referring to a cylindrical or elongated structure with a central constriction likened, sometimes in only a very general sense, to an hourglass
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The ionic transport behaviors of hour-glass shaped alumina nanochannels under the pH or ionic concentration gradient conditions were investigated in an electrochemical cell.
There is an hour-glass shaped fastener, made of aluminum or high-carbon steel, that is as long as the thickness of the two pieces of material to be joined; the fasteners range in size from 0.075 to 0.360 in.
The deeply cut, narrow hour-glass candlesticks come in varying sizes and will range from $90 to $100 at retail.
For the bold and daring--and those with hour-glass figures--there are styles to show off your best assets, including a Lycra spandex suit that zips from the waist up the bodice.
Each of the two towers is essentially a distorted cylinder; the diameter of the dominant, solid male tower expands as it extends upwards, while its glazed female partner is dramatically cinched at the waist like a melting hour-glass. A small forest of columns peeks out of Ginger's wispy transparent skirts, a fizzy froth of metaphorical legs and petticoats suddenly tumbling on to the street below, marking the entrance to the building on Jiraskovo namesti.
The ear is shaped like an hour-glass, with a narrowing in the middle.
This may explain why some older women lose their hour-glass figures and become more apple-shaped, the Daily Mail reported.
Full-skirted dresses can improve and accentuate hour-glass shapes by nipping in waists and skimming over hips.
The hour-glass pattern can range from light cream to bright orange.
The corsetry in the collections is based on original Victorian patterns and techniques to sculpt the classic hour-glass figure.
It's the oldest slimming trick in the book but there's a reason wide belts are still around, they pull you in to create a fabulous hour-glass figure - and a waist you didn't know existed.