doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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Twelve Minutes to Midnight: The Penelope Tredwell Mysteries.
Morris, the physician superintendent of the Royal Bethlehem Hospital, commonly known as Bedlam, with a perplexing situation: at twelve minutes to midnight each night, patients arise as if in a trance and begin a writing frenzy on all surfaces--walls, paper, bed pans--writing crazy, indecipherable phrases.
EDGE, Christopher Twelve Minutes to Midnight Nosy Crow, 2011 254pp $14.99 pbk ISBN 9780857630506 SCIS 1544620