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    Default a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    Is there a word that can describe a shape like a sand glass (the tips of two triangles touch together)?

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    We use 'hourglass' for that shape, but it is mostly used to describe women- a woman could have an hourglass figure.

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    Thanks tdol :) I am trying to describe a diagram that has two triangles with one tipping the other's angle upside down. How do people ususally describe this diagram in English?
    Last edited by seagirl; 30-Mar-2005 at 08:33.

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    I'm afraid I don't know. I'll try to find out.

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    That's ok~Thanks :)

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    This is the shape you mean, isn't it?
    http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/venn/Tvenn.htm

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    Yes! That's the kind of shape Thanks~

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    Default Re: a vocabulary word for "Sand glass" shape

    I couldn't find a name, let's hope someone else will know the word now that the thread is active again.

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