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clockwork

[′kläk‚wərk]
(horology)
A timing mechanism.
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When the winding was completed the Russian set a pointer upon a small dial at the side of the clockwork, then he replaced the cover upon the black box, and returned the entire machine to its hiding-place in the table.
But as Angus closed the front door behind him he saw Smythe push back a button, and one of the clockwork images glided from its place and slid along a groove in the floor carrying a tray with syphon and decanter.
said the nightmare at his ear; and he sickened for an instant at the idea of rent, human remains absorbed and crushed into all that acephalous clockwork.
As the figure moved like clockwork, however, and could neither hasten his enormous strides nor retard them, he arrived at the port when they were just beyond the reach of his club.
The night having arrived, however, the lady Scheherazade not only put the finishing stroke to the black cat and the rat (the rat was blue) but before she well knew what she was about, found herself deep in the intricacies of a narration, having reference (if I am not altogether mistaken) to a pink horse (with green wings) that went, in a violent manner, by clockwork, and was wound up with an indigo key.
com/legion-spoilers-episode-5-synopsis-teases-new-threat-david-2501577) last night's episode of "Legion," Syd, Melanie (Jean Smart), Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Cary (Bill Irwin), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Rudy (Brad Mann) as well as Division Three's The Eye (Mackenzie Gray) become patients in Clockworks with Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) acting as their therapist.
Living in hiding, clockworks are tended by illegal human mechanics called "Shadow Boys," such as Alasdair "Ally" Finch and his dad, a physician, whose clockwork activities are hidden behind their toymaker's storefront.
The new ClockWorks FLEX product line augments Micrel's, ClockWorks(tm) SM84xxxx family of ultra-low jitter Clock Synthesizers.
CLOCKWORKS Learn the science and history of timekeeping by viewing animated demonstrations on how clocks and watches work