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minute hand

[′min·ət ‚hand]
(horology)
The long hand on a timepiece, indicating minutes.
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Each year, the Bulletin's Science and Security Board decides whether to move the minute hand of the clock closer or farther away from midnight--aka Doomsday--or to leave it in place.
The exceptional demands created by the shafts carrying hour and minute hands, each weighing around 7.
But less than a decade later, with the ending of the Cold War and substantial cuts in nuclear arsenals, the minute hand had been moved all the way back to 17 minutes before midnight--its farthest point from doomsday.
Keepers of the clock, set up in 1947 to show how close humanity is to wiping itself out, yesterday moved the minute hand two minutes forward, towards midnight.
The minute hand of the rille system is also very unusual.
It is central to all cinematic perception, but Fisher makes us sweat out eleven minutes vainly trying to catch the minute hand in motion.
Close to death from an asthma attack, Arthur Penhaligan is given a book and a key (the minute hand of a clock).
The book also addresses a new teaching tool called a Kid Klok, which is a clever way of showing the functions of the minute hand and hour hand in telling time.
The analog quartz watch, priced at 28,000 yen, incorporates a small globe about 2 centimeters in diameter and indicates time with an earth-dial (a dome-shaped 24-hour hand), a position indicator, and a minute hand.
The background music is the sort of mind-numbing crap designed to keep the inhabitants from uprising, the fluorescent lights look as though they kill brain cells, and the minute hand on the clock taunts office workers by briefly moving backwards before going forwards.