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clockwork

[′kläk‚wərk]
(horology)
A timing mechanism.
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In the opinion of Peter Hovenden, however, and that order of sagacious understandings who think that life should be regulated, like clockwork, with leaden weights, the alteration was entirely for the better.
Wind her up, set her off on a pre-arranged course, and she'll perform a particular duty like clockwork until it's time to stop.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said: "Sadly for British nationals trapped in Libya, the system seems to have gone from running like clockwork to a fiasco in a short space of time.