There were bold minidresses with molded bodices that exaggerated an hourglass figure.
Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.
Sometimes it was drawn tightly round the middle, when it seemed to cut the body almost in two, like an hourglass.
There is a good oak pulpit, with hourglass holder, and some heavy 15th-cent.
Empires are only sandhills in the hourglass of Time; they crumble spontaneously away by the process of their own growth.
To calculate it one must reckon a century for every turn of the hourglass.
Besides keeping the boys from playing and the grown people from going to sleep, the tithingman must turn the hourglass.
At the sound the bearded old man raises his sceptre, opens his mouth, and turns an hourglass.
One and all worshiped somewhat languidly, with frequent glances at the hourglass upon the pulpit.
I think an hourglass running out would help the notion; perhaps her little tilings upon his knee, or in his hand.
Men condemn corsets in the abstract, and are sometimes brave enough to insist that the women of their households shall be emancipated from them; and yet their eyes have been so generally educated to the approval of the small waist, and the hourglass figure, that they often hinder women who seek a hygienic style of dress. [Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, "The Story of My Life," 1898]