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  • n. Alternative spelling of clock face.


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  • Bursts of static on police radios signalled the terse but clear messages which were being relayed to inform the marksmen of their colleagues 'positions, using the military' clockface 'terminology to avoid any chance of a' blue-on-blue 'situation developing when they might mistakenly shoot each other.

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  • Using 'clockface' headways helps maintain ridership.

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  • Coughing and burping without a hint of embarrassment, it carries us from the train station, with its cheerful round clockface and neat front of red brick, over the weeping-willow-lined river and up the road, past the Tesco and Superdrug and a handful of pubs, past the castle and the mall and Poundland my favorite store because everything only costs a pound.

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  • And I've also heard that "IIII" was used just to mirror the "VIII" on the other side of the face, because the clockface looks aesthetically unbalanced if you use "IV" there instead.

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  • The Roman numerals of a clockface, shimmer in the air behind the hooded figure of Destiny, whose right hand reaches for the iron loop in the shadows at the upper right.

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  • To maintain that proper casting plane at 10 and 2 on the imaginary clockface, remember to keep your casting thumb in your peripheral vision at all times.

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  • This clear acrylic projector clock from Hammacher Schlemmer will shoot a 60w halogen silhouette of a clockface up to three feet in diameter on your wall.

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  • The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clockface maintained since 1947 by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago.


  • If you're holding the bow correctly, at full draw your knuckles will line up at a 45-degree angle, halfway between 7 and 8 on an imaginary clockface.

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  • Midday is Melbourne, six o'clock is the house at the beach and Port Phillip Bay is the clockface.

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  • She had reached the period of life that he had long since reached, when, after separations, the dreadful clockface of the friend we meet announces the hour we have tried to forget.

    --Henry James, 1895, The Altar of the Dead

    November 19, 2009