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- n. Alternative form of escapement. (part of a timepiece)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as escapement, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as escapement, 2.
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My apprentices are turned into mere goblins — they appear and disappear like spunkies, and have no more regularity in them than a watch without a scapement.
The mechanism by which these numbers are counted is technically called a scapement.
My apprentices are turned into mere goblins -- they appear and disappear like spunkies, and have no more regularity in them than a watch without a scapement.
He had amended and improved the new Graham clock, called the 'dead scapement,' or 'dead-beat escapement' (the origin of our modern word _dead-beat_, signifying a man who does not meet his engagements, whereas the original