• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Time-keeper a clock, watch, or other instrument for keeping or marking time: one who keeps the time of workmen
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.


In literature:

Who is to be time-keeper?
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
A busy time is now before the keeper, or whoever is responsible for the feeding.
"Wild Ducks" by W. Coape Oates
Some time after, when we had learnt to love and cherish these acquisitions, the Little'un was one day detailed as hut-keeper.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
But, keeper, whar' wus yer eyes all o' thet time?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
Watches are noted time-keepers in every grade.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
By this time some of the people around had noticed the scene, and the hotel-keeper came up.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
By this time, the other two cars had pulled up nearby, discharging their cargo of two more Keepers apiece.
"The Asses of Balaam" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The keeper of it used it for beating time, in the dance.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
When there is a time-keeper and you post against time it is even better fun.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Brian gave a quick glance to his companion, who, however, had handed his gun to the keeper a short time before, and shook his head deprecatingly.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Finally, with the score still tied, neither side having scored, the time keeper warned the rival teams that only three minutes remained for play.
"The Upward Path" by Various
Thus did the gate-keeper help himself out of disgrace, and at the same time supply the young man with a name.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
For a time he hid in the house of a country inn-keeper who was his friend.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
The keeper nodded several times and Lardner passed him a bill.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Perfect time-keepers, and warranted in every particular.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
The bar-keeper looked at Sandy a long time, as if some great question was battling in his mind.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
And so are you; yet are you well, you see: But in good time, see where their keepers come.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
The keeper substituted a small wire, which he twisted three or four times in order that it could not be released.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
Mr. Cobb consulted the time-keeper.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Wilfrid, we will appoint you time-keeper.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

About the time that taverns shut
And men can buy no beer,
Two lads went up to the keepers' hut
To steal Lord Pelham's deer.
"The Ballad of Minepit Shaw" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Kim Schneider Mary Ann Moore, vice president of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper s Association and St Helena's full-time summer keeper, greets our ferry before helping load volunteers into her zodiac for the trip to shore.
The Real Madrid keeper took the time to speak with almost all of the Barcelona side at the end of Sunday's El Clasico clash at Camp Nou.
Best selling author Mitch Albom discusses his latest book, 'The Time Keeper'.
The Time Keeper,' by Mitch Albom, is a waste of time itself.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, 'Time Keeper'.
Mitch Albom's 'The Time Keeper' unique and inspiring.
The keepers of the world's clocks are adding a "leap second" to time at the stroke of midnight, Saturday June 30th.
In time of need, you are your brother's keeper.
Australian author Kate Morton jumps backward and forward through time in her novels, including the latest, "The Secret Keeper.".
Casillas is looking to win for the fifth time in a row after the 31-year-old Spain keeper won a second European Championship title and the Spanish league with Madrid.
In time of need, you are your brother's keeper.
In time of need, you are your brother's keeper .
Gem Keeper is free for a limited time on iTunes.
Legendary keeper with an all-time gaffe.
The Time Keeper ,' by Mitch Albom, is a waste of time itself.

In science:

Once upon a time, there was a monkey keeper who fed monkeys with acorns.
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