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grandfather clock

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pendulum clock enclosed in a tall, narrow cabinet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A longcase clock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case

Etymologies

From the song My Grandfather's Clock by Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), American songwriter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a song by American songwriter Henry Work, based on a clock in the George Hotel Yorkshire England, which stopped keeping time after its owner died. (Wiktionary)

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