from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The work of astronomical observatories in furnishing correct time to the community by telegraph.
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Jefferson electric clock and time-service, consisting of a marble dial in the Library, two steel dials, one in each pediment of the Rotunda, and a system of electric bells in the various lecture rooms.
How poor and vain in comparison with this stern and sincere eloquence seem the supple time-service and euphemism of vulgar politicians of whose cunning and fruitless spiderwebs the latter years have been so prolific.