quarter-hour


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quarter-hour

a period of 15 minutes
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The minute repeater mechanism consists of over 100 components, including the activation system (the slide-piece that sets the chime in motion), the snails (which keep track of the time shown on the dial), hour, quarter-hour and minute pieces (which transfer information from the snails to the hammer), the striking mechanism itself (hammers that hit the gongs, tiny pieces of wire coiled just inside the periphery of the case), and the centrifugal governor (which regularizes the striking speed of the hammers so that they don't slow down as the chime progresses).
Meakes was then sent off for a head-high challenge on Beard off the ball and Gloucester spent three minutes with 13 men, and were then forced to battle the remaining quarter-hour a man light.
On the quarter-hour Pwllheli stretched their lead as centre John Pugh glided around Dolgellau's cover defence to score wide out.
quarter-hour cameo in Tuesday night's defeat to Gray gave an enterprising quarter-hour cameo in Tuesday night's defeat to Millwall - but Sale insists Birmingham have to take the long view over the teenager's development.
What begins as a portrait of a newly unemployed French dad takes unexpected turns, shifting its attention to his sports-prodigy son while revealing new psychological layers nearly every quarter-hour. It's an imperfect debut, but a remarkable one nonetheless, liable to bore sensation-seekers, while tipping an impressive new talent toward more subtlety-oriented fest auds.
A quarter-hour later, it was the turn of 5-2 market leader Glen Moss to romp home at Newbury.
But Al Hilal battled back valiantly and were rewarded with two goals in the final quarter-hour.
The iconic clock - known to locals as the Town Clock - has been firmly stuck on the quarter-hour mark for almost a month.
WORLD CUP STORY SO FAR Total Average Projected total Points 736 46 2,208 Tries 825 246 Shirts 943 78 3,772 Distances 358 22 1,074 After 16 of 48 matches Expect slow start RUGBY UNION TAKE a chance on the first try in this morning's France v Canada match arriving after the quarter-hour mark, writes Graham Woods.
Tevez then made it 2-0 on the quarter-hour mark, winning a penalty following a tangle with Phil Bardsley and slipping the spot-kick just beyond goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Darlington took the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Ben Yolland smashed home a drive from the edge of the box.