Definition of Sundial. Meaning of Sundial. Synonyms of Sundial

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Definition of Sundial

Sundial
Sundial Sun"di`al, n. An instrument to show the time of day by means of the shadow of a gnomon, or style, on a plate. Sundial shell (Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus Solarium. See Solarium.

Meaning of Sundial from wikipedia

- A sundial is a horological device that tells the time of day (referred to as civil time in modern usage) when direct sunlight shines by the apparent position...
- History of sundials Scottish sundial, decorative sundials of the renaissance period Kirkdale sundial, Saxon sundial Whitehurst & Son sundial (1812), very...
- A sundial is a device that indicates time by using a light spot or shadow cast by the position of the Sun on a reference scale. As the Earth turns on...
- The Sundial is a 1958 novel by American writer Shirley Jackson. The Sundial tells the story of the residents of the Halloran house, opening on the evening...
- The Sunquest Sundial is a sundial designed by Richard L. Schmoyer in the 1950s. Adjustable for latitude and longitude, the Sunquest's gnomon automatically...
- A sundial cannon, sundial gun, noon cannon or meridian cannon, also noonday gun is a device consisting of a sundial incorporating a cannon with a fuse...
- significant. The college is also noted for the pillar sundial in the main quadrangle, known as the Pelican Sundial, which was erected in 1581. Corpus achieved notability...
- Many sundials bear a motto to reflect the sentiments of its maker or owner. Be as true to each other as this dial is to the sun. Begone about Thy business...
- rings are mounted on a plinth, like armillary spheres, and can be used as sundials. The dial is suspended from a cord or chain; the suspension point on the...
- The Sundial Bridge (also known as the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay) is a cantilever spar cable-sta**** bridge for bicycles and pedestrians that spans the...