from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tower containing a clock, usually with a large dial exposed in each of the four walls.


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  • She passes the public square where the clock-tower stands.

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  • The Tim Burton-esque dark designs include a pin-up surrounded by poker chips posed below the Hollywood sign, and the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit hanging onto a clock-tower decorated with skulls both € 155.

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  • I was able to get my bearings by using the school's most prominent landmark, the campus clock-tower, to guide me back.

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  • I think it is important to include the clock-tower scene in the movie because most of New Moon deals with emotion - this scene adds suspense and action, which would make the film adaptation that more entertaining.

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  • His lectures were polished over decades: he always ended within seconds of the stroke of the clock-tower next door.

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  • For New Year's Eve, he makes clock-tower sculptures that look like inverted cathedrals that count down to midnight and then automatically dispense an elixir.

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  • The teacher would appear above his students like a saint in a niche or a figurine in a monumental clock-tower.

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  • Pitt Crawley arranging the funeral ceremonial and other matters connected with his future progress and dignity, and Lady Jane busy with her nursery, as far as her mother would let her, and the sun rising and setting, and the clock-tower bell of the Hall ringing to dinner and to prayers as usual, the body of the late owner of

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  • If the Texas clock-tower, equipped with a handicapped-accessible elevator, were instantly avail­able, Anna didn't doubt Jarrod would be up there with an automatic rifle in the blink of an eye.

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  • There were the poplars, and the stable clock-tower, just visible, of the house he had built and never inhabited.

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