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HOUR

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 809 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOUR, the twenty-fourth part of a civil day, the twelfth part of a natural day or night, a space of time of sixty minutes' duration. The word is derived through the O. Fr. ure, ore, houre, mod. heure, from Lat. hora, Gr. 6pa, season, time of day, hour (see CALENDAR).
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