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  • n. Attributive form of wall clock

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clock made to be hung upon the wall.


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  • I pressed the controller's green button and ViewNet obliged by streaming an elaborate image into my optic nerves: a small classroom complete with a wall-clock, a chalkboard, windows revealing someone's conception of a typical schoolyard, and a row of bizarre students seated at old-fashioned desks.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • We got to work in the working group and I am very happy to announce that as of today there is now a draft specification for addressing time offsets by wall-clock time.

    ginger's thoughts » 2009 » August

  • I would love to have a wall-clock version of this.

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives

  • Even a wall-clock, a PDA, or a thermometer seemed to help.

    Boing Boing: July 20, 2003 - July 26, 2003 Archives

  • In wall-clock years, she is younger than Sirhan; it's like having a bizarrely knowing younger sister mysteriously injected into his life to replace the eigenmother who stayed home and died with the Ring Imperium decades ago.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • She stared helplessly at the old familiar things: the armchair, the range, the wall-clock, a glass jar painted with gaudy flowers.

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • Damp, streaked faces, for the most part pale and somewhat heavy, turned incessantly toward the large wall-clock at one end of the room.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • The wall-clock monotonously ticked behind the wall.

    Yama: the pit

  • Then she would sleep and dream that once more Edward stood upon the threshold and kissed her and turned to his cold room; but she -- she had made a noble fire in her little grate; and the room was full of primroses, red and white and lilac; and the wall-clock chimed instead of striking -- an intoxicating fairy chime; and there were clear sheets as of old.

    Gone to Earth

  • Nibbling her pastry Athalie loitered along the hall and deposited her strapped books on a chair under the noisy wall-clock.



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