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clockwork

[′kläk‚wərk]
(horology)
A timing mechanism.
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In the bottom of the box, beside the clockwork, lay a key, and this Paulvitch now withdrew and fitted to the winding stem.
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.
Honestly, and all above board, those big clockwork dolls of mine do bring your coals or claret or a timetable quicker than any live servants I've ever known, if you know which knob to press.
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.
Good clockworks are they: only be careful to wind them up properly
DRB Contract Cleaning was approached, as it had previously been interested in purchasing the company, and when it agreed to buy the trade and assets Clockwork Services was placed into administration and the sale completed shortly afterwards.
The People's Theatre of Hartlepool will be performing Anthony Burgess' CLOCKWORK ORANGE at venues across the Tees Valley during December.
A final chapter explores Schiller's intertextuality in the twentieth century, as well as the persistence of his ideals of freedom and aesthetic education in modern permutations, notably Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" novel and movie.
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE - The Loft Theatre, Leamington, until Saturday.
Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan from the Dirty Harry movies is fourth, ahead of Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) from controversial film A Clockwork Orange.
So, how was this metal clockwork creature different from a real duck?