horologe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horologe a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horologe A servant who called out the hours.
    • Horologe An instrument indicating the time of day; a timepiece of any kind; a watch, clock, or dial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horologe A piece of mechanism for indicating the hours of the day; a clock; a time-piece of any kind.
    • n horologe One who tells the hour; a servant formerly employed to call out or announce the hours.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Horologe hor′o-lōj any instrument for telling the hours
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. horologe, orloge, timepiece, OF. horloge, orloge, oriloge, F. horloge, L. horologium, fr. Gr. ; hour + to say, tell. See Hour, and Logic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. horologe (Fr. horloge)—L. horologium—Gr. hōrologionhōra, an hour, legein, to tell.

Usage

In literature:

Thus, in any case, 'with a sound absolutely like thunder,' has the Horologe of Time struck, and an old Era passed away.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Hour striking after hour on the Horologe of Time; intimating how the Afternoon wore, and that Night was coming.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Afternoon and Evening of Friedrich's Life--1763-1786" by Thomas Carlyle
It is ten o'clock by my horologe.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Do you hear the ticking of the horologe of time with each pulsation of your heart?
"Child of a Century, Complete" by Alfred de Musset
Oh, here is Nick Alwyn's new horologe.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
For a soul in torment there is no horologe.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
This you can confirm by any history of Horology.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
Vitality, says Huxley, has no more reality than the horology of a clock.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
Then I remembered that Mistress Walgrave had a constant gossip in Mistress Straw, the horologer's wife, three doors off.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
The eternal horologe is about to sound the first.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

"Sit down, and I'll explain
My system of Phrenology,
A second, please, remain" -
(A second is horology).
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Designer Benjamin Hubert's horological creation, the Nava Plicate , is an otherwise-simple polyurethane-strapped watch featuring a series of 60 raised pleats on its face – one for each minute.
This nonprofit organization promotes the science of horology or measuring time.
Designer Benjamin Hubert's horological creation, the Nava Plicate, is an otherwise-simple polyurethane-strapped watch featuring a series of 60 raised pleats on its face – one for each minute.
AWCI's Horological Times is interested in publishing YOUR story about a fascinating or next-to-impossible watch or clock repair you were involved in.
The October issue of Horological Times features a fascinating article on the Atomic Wristwatch by Jordan Ficklin, CW21.
These are appealing to the particular lovers with the horology art.
Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix Awards Prizes to Horological Stars.
The Research and Education Council ( REC ) is the AWCI entity that promotes education within the horology industry.
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