Clocks


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Clocks

Big Ben
bell of Houses of Parliament clock in London keeps Britons punctual. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Nuremberg Egg
first watch; created by Peter Henlein (1502). [Ger. Hist.: Gran, 223]
Strasbourg cathedral clock
famous clock in Strasbourg Cathedral. [Fr. Culture: NCE, 581]
References in classic literature ?
But this clock's so much before the clock at the Chase, there's no telling what time it'll be when I get here.
In consequence of the good report thus acquired, Owen Warland was invited by the proper authorities to regulate the clock in the church steeple.
Above the session-room of the Council is the steeple, and in the steeple is the belfry, where exists, and has existed time out of mind, the pride and wonder of the village -- the great clock of the borough of Vondervotteimittiss.
As if the clock hadn't finished striking, and the convulsive little Haymaker at the top of it, jerking away right and left with a scythe in front of a Moorish Palace, hadn't mowed down half an acre of imaginary grass before the Cricket joined in at all!
But there must be no clocks in that palace--they measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
When the clock stopped, they gave a sigh and rose from their chairs.
He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house.
Look, rather, monsieur," said D'Artagnan, "the clock shows it.
exclaimed the duke, who from time to time looked at the clock, the fingers of which seemed to move with sickening slowness.
Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock upon the mantel-piece.
It was in this apartment, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony.
those still more hideous nights when we sit by another in pain, when the low fire startles us every now and then with a falling cinder, and the tick of the clock seems a hammer beating out the life that we are watching.