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  • Altogether abortive they were not, for the captain would open his eyes and gaze at her for a moment in the most good-natured, lack-lustre manner conceivable; but then, in a moment, he would be again asleep and snoring, with all the regularity of a kitchen-clock.

    The Three Clerks

  • She wound Joe up to the starting-point, just as she did her kitchen-clock, and he kept upon his course as steadily as that ancient time-piece.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878

  • The round, unambitious dial at the entrance, like an enlarged kitchen-clock, had pointed to the exact hour set for the meeting.

    The Happiest Time of Their Lives

  • He spoke to Fenellan of hunger for dinner, a need for it; singular in one whose appetite ran to the stroke of the hour abreast with Armandine's kitchen-clock.

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

  • Then I will now, lest it be forgotten, ask Mary to give me a cup of coffee at seven fifteen; and, lest she should forget it, I will write it on this card, and she may tuck the card in her kitchen-clock case.

    How to Do It

  • Nevertheless Mrs. Frost thought the kitchen-clock was very slow.

    Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 1

  • The kitchen-clock is more convenient than sidereal time.

    English Traits (1856)

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