pendulum clock

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pendulum clock

[′pen·jə·ləm ‚kläk]
(horology)
A clock having a swinging pendulum as the means for producing a regularly recurring action.
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And because the church is waiting for a timer to be fixed to the mechanical clock, it has switched off the chime completely.
Far from the period of stagnation the men of the Renaissance claimed it to be, the Middle Ages, according to Landes, was the time when Europe surged ahead of the rest of the world, applying the ox plow, eyeglasses, the mechanical clock, the water mill, the printing press, and gunpowder with an enthusiasm bordering on insanity.
But even as Kircher was constructing his sunflower "clock," his analogue was waning; for the mechanical clock, controlled by contingent gears and wheels, was being perfected, and subsequently the mechanical analogue displaced the magical/hermetic reliance on occult powers.
1090 First water-driven, mechanical clock made in Peking, China
Such a mechanical clock wind system was in place at the New York City Transit facilities before the new electronic tour management system was selected.
In his October 4th column "Enumerating science's Top 10 inventions of the millennium," Siegfried positioned PET among inventions such as the Gregorian calendar, the mechanical clock, the world wide web, the steam engine, the transistor, the computer, the laser, the microscope, and the telescope.
The splash pads currently are controlled for timing on and off through a mechanical clock type of controller.
ONE of the most unusual contraptions to grace a Welsh city or town was the giant mechanical clock which once stood in the centre of Newport, writes Peter Collins.
The Neues Rathaus, or New City Hall, dominates the square and its central clocktower features a splendid mechanical clock from which twice a day the figures of medieval knights emerge to joust, followed by flag-waving and dancing townspeople.
Is it possible to find an attractive mechanical clock that doesn't tick?
A Swiss company has created the world's first mechanical clock based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
Feldman said the town considered trading the clock for an electronic clock 10 years ago, but decided to keep the mechanical clock.

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