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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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