clocks

Definitions

  • Cinderella and Clock
    Cinderella and Clock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clocks European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street
CATHEDRAL CLOCK BÂLE CATHEDRAL CLOCK BÂLE
I wind the clock I wind the clock
QUEEN ANNE CLOCK QUEEN ANNE CLOCK

Quotations

  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!”
  • Samuel Levenson
    Samuel Levenson
    “Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”
  • Golda Meir
    Golda%20Meir
    “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
  • Thomas Otway
    Thomas Otway
    “Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.”
  • Polish Proverb
    Polish Proverb
    “Even a clock that is not going is right twice a day.”
  • Bonnie Prudden
    Bonnie Prudden
    “You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”

Idioms

Against the clock - If you do something against the clock, you are rushed and have very little time to do it.
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Around the clock - If something is open around the clock, it is open 24 hours a day. For example, an airport is open around the clock.
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Clean your clock - If you clean your clock, you beat someone decisively in a contest or fight.
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Even a broken clock is right twice a day - This is used when people get lucky and are undeservedly successful.('Even a stopped clock is right twice a day' is also used.)
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Five o'clock shadow - A five o'clock shadow is the facial hair that a man gets if he doesn't shave for a day or two.
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Stop a clock - A face that could (or would) stop a clock is very ugly indeed.
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Usage

In literature:

The next day, at four o'clock in the afternoon, the weather being extremely fine, the wind shifted at once to the S.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
Then with the darkness we entered Table Bay, and, steaming slowly, reached the anchorage at ten o'clock.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
At four o'clock in the afternoon of the 25th, we were within a league of Otaha, which bore N. 77 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
On the 1st of February, at four o'clock in the morning, we got sight of a new coast, which at six o'clock bore N. 60 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
About five o'clock his father came home from his office.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Refreshed by our meal, we started at six o'clock on our return journey, and went down a good deal faster than we came up.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
I was in great agony till about two o'clock, but awoke with the pain gone.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
I arrived at the shoe shop on the plantation, one o'clock, Tuesday, 28th.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
At ten o'clock that night a youngish man, extremely like Simon Shawn, was brought by Simon into Hugo's presence under the dome.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
I bought the clock, darling.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
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In poetry:

those I am not at home with, not a cradle,
a magic Eden without clocks,
and not a windowless grave, but a place
I may go both in and out of.
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
Fixed his clock, in the post-office--
Painted fer him, clean and slick,
'Crost his safe, in gold-leaf letters,
"J. Culwells's Wriggle Crick."
"Down On Wriggle Crick" by James Whitcomb Riley
"The wee short hour ayont the twal,
Frae oot the clock that moment rung;
I wauken't wi' a fearfu' skreigh,
An' fast to mither's neck I clung.
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton
Too soon! too soon!
But while I bid thee stay,
Night, like a cloud, dissolves into the day,
And from the city clock I hear the stroke of noon.
"Grass From The Battle-Field" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Of clock-work trains with heaps of rails,
And dragons with enormous scales.
I wish the day would never end
For all the things that I'd pretend.
"A Child’s Wish" by R S Ward
May I join you in the doghouse, Rover?
I wish to retire till the party's over.
Since three o'clock I've done my best
To entertain each tiny guest.
"Children's Party" by Ogden Nash

In news:

Blogs How to Reverse the Male Biological Clock .
The Other Biological Clock .
Okay, We Get It: There's No Turning Back the Biological Clock .
The Male Biological Clock .
Director of the Male Reproductive Center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, is right, it could just be your male biological clock keeping time.
The Biological Clock is Just for Girls.
Guys should be keeping an eye on the biological clock , too.
The biological clock has always been seen as a woman's problem, but mounting research shows the clock is ticking for men.
U of GA foodservice employees use biometrics scanners to clock in and out.
My dog didn't get the message about turning the clocks back this weekend, so she had me up at her usual early hour Sunday for her morning constitutional.
AT 4 o'clock one recent morning, men and women were scaling the fences around Los Angeles schools to evade the long lines that had already formed for enrollment in English-language courses offered by the school system.
Is your internal clock out of whack after staying up well past midnight on New Year's Eve.
Barring a last minute miracle, akin to a desperation pass into the end zone with no time left on the clock, 23 Chula Vista police officers will be out of jobs Jan 7.
2 o'clock Break: Madlib Samples The Blue Note Catalog.
This week on the 2 o'clock Break we are going to look at the music of Madlib.
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In science:

Employing this light-shift cancellation in a tabletop apparatus (not engineered for stable clock performance), we nonetheless observed short-term frequency stability of ≃ 2 × 10−11 τ −1/2 that is comparable to or better than existing CPT clocks.
Performance of a prototype atomic clock based on lin||lin coherent population trapping resonances in Rb atomic vapor
Hopes for digging out the clock fields from the metric by a canonical transformation, or even regarding GTR as literally parametrized without exhibiting the clock fields explicitly, have diminished somewhat over the years.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
While Earman declines to seek a more refined criterion to exclude theories with clock fields, it seems to me that the relevant lesson here is that nonvariational fields can be converted into functions of clock fields and their derivatives.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Given that clock fields and nonvariational fields are inter-convertible, a criterion for substantive general covariance that bans nonvariational fields can only succeed if it also bans clock fields.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Of course clock fields X A have no exemption from the problem that some manifolds cannot be covered with a single coordinate chart; thus one might need to piece together generalized clock fields out of multiple charts.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
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