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  • n. Plural form of time-keeper.


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  • As usual, kids are not necessarily best time-keepers in the world: They pick really funny times to call me, and more often than not my old cellular phone is out of battery.

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  • The police forces they controlled; the police of the railways, of the ships, of their agricultural estates, their time-keepers and order-keepers, outnumbered the neglected little forces of the old country and municipal organisations ten to one.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • So many of his bookkeepers, superintendents, time-keepers had graduated into councilmen and state legislators.

    The Financier

  • Einstein argued that the spectral frequencies of light emitted by atoms can be regarded as standard time-keepers, and thus as substi - tutes for C′1 and C′2.


  • From the rear platform the passengers poured out, until only the time-keepers were left on the train, sitting watch in hand to catch the exact record of the stop and the start.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • Editor of "The Railway Age" and one of the official time-keepers on the train.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • A.sociated P.ess, and two gentlemen who were invited to attend as official time-keepers, Messrs. H.P. Robinson and Willard A. Smith -- the former being the editor of "The Railway A.e," and the latter the ex-chief of the Transportation Department at the Chicago World's Fair.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • One of the time-keepers, taking two stop-watches in his hand, started the split-second-hands of both with one movement of his muscles, exactly together.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • The time-keepers had agreed to relieve each other at each stop at the end of a division, one being always on duty, and the other close at hand to verify any record on which a question might arise.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • Many of them were very old, and as time-keepers valueless, the works having suffered more or less from corrosion; but all were richly jewelled and in cases of great worth.

    Selections from Poe


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