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clockwork

[′kläk‚wərk]
(horology)
A timing mechanism.
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Lee revealed that an executive of the company's human resources department, in response to the government's investigation, was pressuring Food Lion employees to sign form affidavits stating whether they were guilty of violating the company's policy prohibiting off the clock work.
The complaint estimates the value of off the clock work performed each year at Food Lion represents over 37 percent of its net profit.
But until now, very little was known about how the food clock works on a genetic level.
When other children were wondering how a clock works, Golijov-- who now lives in a suburb of Boston--was trying to understand how Bach could take two independent melodies and make them sound good together.
To address this, scientists are trying to understand precisely how the biological clock works and uncover possible targets for drugs that could adjust the circadian rhythm in people with sleep disorders and circadian-associated metabolic disorders.
Feb 2004-council considers a plaque to explain how the clock works after people complain they're baffled by it
And the Clock Works food court closed yesterday with the loss of 55 jobs after owners Miracle Retail Ltd crashed into administration.
A spokesman for Miracle Retail, part of the Out of Town Group said: "The Clock Works food court has ceased trading.
Les Kirk, of Derby-based Midland Clock Works, which serviced the four dials - each two metres wide, said: "We gave it a full overhaul in 1994 and this time all it needed was a general clean over and a few adjustments.