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clock•like

(ˈklɒkˌlaɪk)

adj.
highly systematic, precise, and dependable.
[1735–45]
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amp;nbsp;More than a hundred years ago, divers off the island of Antikythera came across this clocklike mechanism while sifting through artifacts recovered from a Roman shipwreck.
Although similar to earth and mirroring society at that time, Mars is populated by fantastical creatures such as bushbears, crannybugs, and clocklike robo-servants that power up at night.
Modernity could be characterized as a quixotic Sancho Panza: idealistically committed to the perfectly calculable, clocklike nature of windmills.
Behind the lab bench, their arms swirled in clocklike precision as they fed the yeast cells a sugar solution in patterned and punctuated time frames, and then quickly pipetted the yeast into small conical PCR tubes.
Scrolling through a clocklike wheel, you begin with simple chord diagrams for your instrument of choice (presently there are apps for guitar, ukulele and piano).
This repetition of words in the initial and later paragraphs, the clocklike swinging of the pendulum and the cyclical nature of the torture, render precisely the idea of revolution that can be traced in the interrelated rhythms of the story reminding also of Poe's credo expressed in The Poetic Principle: rhythm is the foundation of poetry.
The routine proceeds with clocklike precision, until Steph finds herself out of place when a hungry orca performs an out-of-water trick a little too soon.
Instead, the clocklike gears of the solar system line up Earth, our planetary neighbor and the sun with all but creaking slowness.
rather dubious that the cloudlike subject of politics can be the object of clocklike science.
With clocklike precision, in January 2011, a Foreign Affairs article cheered the "Good News about Natural Gas" that would lower prices and "reduce the political and market power of today's major oil- and gas-producing countries.
The night is not coming and the sky doesn't darken and the children run down the street towards this sorcerer-like character and his vast contraption, with its cogs and clocklike insides that looms over the town.
The LRT results suggested a heterogeneous rate variation for each gene and therefore a clocklike evolution of sequences could not be assumed.