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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
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is hoping to have the Electro-Watts Grandfather Clock in full production and available to the public within the very near future.
As for the grandfather clock, Poorman said it's one of her favorite items and would be a good focal piece for any room.
Grandfather clocks are too big to be brought in for repair.
His rocking horse took 18 months and 180,000 matches, a fully-working grandfather clock two years and 210,000 matches and his rocking chair a year and 120,000 matches.
The researchers first noted the time shown on the grandfather clock in the classic barroom-wall painting.
A grandfather clock ticks sedately by the window and a Persian rug stretches across the floor.
In the center of th e room, Falling Rock, a tall sculpture like a grandfather clock, periodically let a massive stone on a cable drop to within inches of a sheet of glass in the bottom of the case; controlled by a computer probability program, the rock on occasion fell far enough to smash the glass, amplifying the sense of urgency and danger central to the climbers' stories.
Mr Ian Salmon at the Warham Three Horseshoes takes down the menu at five to two even though his grandfather clock is already fixed in advance to the obligatory ten minutes drinking up time so it really is only a quarter to
Smith's new recruits--notably David Thrasher, Robin Budd, Woody Yocum and Mitch Rochon--created a Gepetto-like Grandfather Clock character and allowed him to inhabit a world that was more fully realized than anything previously produced by Nelvana.
You can view the hands on his grandfather clock, just as you can hear the clock chiming a new hour.
The most precious gift of all might be an antique grandfather clock, the piano that's been in the family for years, your grandmother's china, or that priceless family heirloom.
His emotional adventure starts when he hears the 'never wrong' grandfather clock chime 13