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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Whereas the mechanical clock appeals aurally and visually, the flowers indulge sight and smell.
Likewise, Lewis Mumford in his 1934 Technics and Civilization traces the history of mechanical clocks back to the sense of disorder that came from the fall of the Roman Empire, and then the introduction by a seventh century Pope of a schedule of hours when prayers must be said.
For our starry lovers the Orloj Astronomical Clock in Prague is worth remembering--it is a mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dating back to 1410.
The next day was given to much more lightning stops--Salar Jung Museum, to gaze at the mechanical clock and the statues of Mephistopheles and Margaretta carved on a single block of wood; the Qutb Shahi tombs, beautiful structures housing the last remains of the rulers; the stunning Faluknama Palace with elegant furniture and the dining table which can seat a 100 guests; the pillared Chowmohalla Palace, believed to be inspired by Tehran's Shah's Palace, and much more.
After the invention in the late thirteenth century of the fully mechanical clock, monastic time quit being measured in unequal hours (each hour being an equal percentage of day or night).
But the new face of the letters and numbers quiz appeared as though he had been sitting in front of the famous mechanical clock for years as he chatted easily to the guests, contestants and co-host Carol Vorderman throughout the 45-minute show.
They watched traditional dancing in the snowy Marienplatz, under a mechanical clock with life-size figures that popped out to mark the time above the town hall.
One highlight will be Mozart's tragic and monumental Fantasia K608, which began life as a piece for mechanical clock.
If you let a mechanical clock be the ultimate source, it's simpler, but then the Earth is going to get out of sync with the calendar,'' Mosley said.
He believes that the organization of landscape is now subject to the mechanical clock that rules our lives; the timetable and sense of time have demoted the centrality of sense of place.
The idea came from FERIC's industry members who asked for a replacement for the old round chart recorder, known as a shaker box, a seismographic-like device on machines with a mechanical clock and a circular paper chart that recorded the motion of the vehicle.

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