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Punctuality

Fogg, Phileas
completes world circuit at exact minute he wagered he would. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Gilbreths
disciplined family brought up to abide by strict, punctual standards. [Am. Lit.: Cheaper by the Dozen]
Jones, Casey
legendary railroad engineer; crashes in attempt to arrive in “Frisco” on time. [Am. Folklore: Hart, 431]
Linkinwater, Tim
“punctual as the Counting House Dial.” [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Old Faithful
well-known geyser in Yellowstone Park; erupts every 64.5 minutes. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 3023]
References in classic literature ?
It needed, in particular, a constant repetition of a phrase to the effect that he shared the common fate, found it best of all, and wished for no other; and by repeating such phrases he acquired punctuality and habits of work, and could very plausibly demonstrate that to be a clerk in a solicitor's office was the best of all possible lives, and that other ambitions were vain.
PUNCTUALITY targets for the Tyne and Wear Metro continue to be missed despite the outcry last winter when an all-timelow performance rate was recorded.
Muscat: Recent figures published by London Heathrow Airport show that Oman Air topped the airport's punctuality league for November 2014.
Travel Business Review-January 7, 2015--Bristol Airport top in flight punctuality, offers new routes
Victoria's public transport network has continued its record breaking performance with the latest punctuality and reliability results released today, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said today.
The report said Network Rail "failed to deliver" on major commuter and long-distance route punctuality, with many thousands more late trains than there should have been.
Data on airline punctuality covA[degrees]ered the period from April 1 to May 31 and was supplied by Flightstats.
NETWORK Rail has launched a fiveyear, PS38bn investment plan which includes meeting a tough punctuality target after it failed to reach the target set for 2009 to 2014.
Statistics released by FlightStats Data, an independent provider of flight information services, showed that Gulf Air registered an average on-time punctuality of 92 per cent for arrival and departure of its flights within 15 minutes of schedule last year.
NR publishes the right-time performance alongside the public performance measure (PPM) figures under which the company's punctuality record is assessed by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
MORE than half the trains run late on some rail routes, "real" punctuality figures show.
PUNCTUALITY on the main rail line through the region is the worst in the country, according to new figures.