Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One versed in horology; a writer on horology.
- n. A maker or vender of clocks and watches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A maker or vender of clocks and watches; one skilled in horology.
- n. someone who makes or repairs watches
“At the top of the entry stairs stands a massive gilt astronomer's clock made by the great French horologer Detouche for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1855.”
“We mention these things at the mair length, because we would have you all to know, that it is not without due consideration of the circumstances of all parties, that we design, in a small and private way, to honour with our own royal presence the marriage of Lord Glenvarloch with Margaret Ramsay, daughter and heiress of David Ramsay, our horologer, and a cadet only thrice removed from the ancient house of Dalwolsey.”
“David Ramsay, watchmaker and horologer to James I., was a real person, though the author has taken the liberty of pressing him into the service of fiction.”
“As to this nonpareil of lovely flesh and blood, her name was Lucy Mainspring, the daughter of a horologer, sir, -- a watchmaker -- _vulgo_ so called -- and though fattish, she was very fair -- fair! by Jupiter, (craving your honour's pardon for swearing,) she fairly made me give all other thoughts the cut, and twisted the passions of my heart with the red-hot torturing irons of love.”
“A French horologer moved to Switzerland, carrying his trade with him, and as a result there soon grew up in Geneva a guild of workmen not to be outranked.”
“The Doctor referred him to Mr. George Graham, the distinguished horologer, inventor of the dead-beat escapement and the mercurial pendulum.”
“Ramsay, daughter and heiress of David Ramsay, our horologer, and a cadet only thrice removed from the ancient house of Dalwolsey.”
“She may do very well for skippers 'wives, chandlers' daughters, and such like; but nobody shall wait on pretty Mistress Margaret, the daughter of his most Sacred Majesty's horologer, excepting and saving myself.”
“She may do very well for skippers’ wives, chandlers’ daughters, and such like; but nobody shall wait on pretty Mistress Margaret, the daughter of his most Sacred Majesty’s horologer, excepting and saving myself.”
“It would appear, as indeed it might be argued from his mode of disposing of his goods, that the old horologer had omitted to make hay while the sun shone; for his son, in his dedication, has this exception to the paternal virtues, "It's true your carelessness in laying up while the sun shone for the tempests of”
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