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striking of a clock

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  • Clock — (kl[o^]k), n. [AS. clucge bell; akin to D. klok clock, bell, G. glocke, Dan. klokke, Sw. klocka, Icel. klukka bell, LL. clocca, cloca (whence F. cloche); al perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch bell. Cf. {Cloak}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking clock — The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, commonly referred to as Big Ben, is a famous striking clock. A striking clock is a clock that sounds the hours audibly on a bell or gong. In 12 hour striking, used most commonly in striking… …   Wikipedia

  • Striking the colors — is the universally recognized indication of surrender, particularly for ships at sea. Surrender is dated from the time the ensign is struck. In international law # Colors. A national flag (or a battle ensign). The colors . . . are hauled down as… …   Wikipedia

  • Clock — For other uses, see Clock (disambiguation). Timepiece redirects here. For the Kenny Rogers album, see Timepiece (album). Platform clock at King s Cross railway station, London …   Wikipedia

  • Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster — The Clock Tower is the world s largest four faced, chiming clock. The structure is situated at the north eastern end of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. It is often colloquially referred to as Big Ben, which is actually the… …   Wikipedia

  • Clock tower — This is an article on clock towers. For the video game series see Clock Tower (series). For the UAE roundabout, see Deira Clocktower. The Clock Tower, Westminster, London A clock tower is a tower specifically built with one or more (often four)… …   Wikipedia

  • Clock face — A wall clock, with 3 dials and 5 hands at 5:05 A clock face is the part of an analog clock (or watch) that displays the time through the use of a fixed numbered dial or dials and moving hands. In its most basic form, recognized universally… …   Wikipedia

  • striking — adj. & n. adj. 1 impressive; attracting attention. 2 (of a clock) making a chime to indicate the hours etc. n. the act or an instance of striking. Phrases and idioms: striking circle (in hockey) an elongated semicircle in front of the goal, from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Striking — Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clock — [14] The clock appears to have been so named because it told the hours by the chiming of a ‘bell’, medieval Latin clocca. The Latin word, which emerged in the 7th century and may have been of Irish origin, probably reached English via Middle… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Alarm clock — Clock Clock (kl[o^]k), n. [AS. clucge bell; akin to D. klok clock, bell, G. glocke, Dan. klokke, Sw. klocka, Icel. klukka bell, LL. clocca, cloca (whence F. cloche); al perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch bell. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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