cuckoo clock


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cuckoo clock

n.
A wall or shelf clock that announces intervals of time with a sound imitative of a cuckoo's call and often with the simultaneous emergence of a mechanical bird from a small door.

cuckoo clock

n
(Horology) a clock in which a mechanical cuckoo pops out with a sound like a cuckoo's call when the clock strikes

cuck′oo clock`


n.
a clock that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usu. accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird through a little door.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuckoo clock - clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoocuckoo clock - clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
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cuckoo clock

norologio a cucù
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Some sounds are hatefuler than others, but no sound is quite so inane, and silly, and aggravating as the "HOO'hoo" of a cuckoo clock, I think.
Usually, my falls destroy my dreams, the nervous shock being sufficient to bridge the thousand centuries in an instant and hurl me wide awake into my little bed, where, perchance, I lie sweating and trembling and hear the cuckoo clock calling the hour in the hall.
They hardly ever stand still," he said, but for one moment Wendy saw the romantic figure come to rest on the cuckoo clock.
The cuckoo clock in the hall told midnight; everyone pressed to depart, for seldom was such a late hour of the night trespassed on by these quiet burghers.
3 After their gig in Hoxton earlier this month, one fan described Hot Like Sushi as "the best thing to come out of Switzerland since chocolate, the cuckoo clock and world peace".
The humble wooden cuckoo clock might have ended up another victim of this US invasion, had it not been for the craftsmen of the Black Forest region of southern Germany.
In the latter part of the 19th century Black Forest carvers hit on the idea of using imported Swiss clockwork movements and began producing Well carved late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock with twin train fusee movement and bellows made from wood and paper to drive the captive cuckoo.
Its cuckoo clock, which can stand alone or be mounted on a wall, has two chime functions and a light sensor so it does not ring in the dark.
All she needs is a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket and Spike the hedgehog as she journeys north and see nature's biggest light show with her own eyes.
Caption: Mark Feldstein & Associates: With the Peanuts Christmas Cuckoo Clock, each daytime hour is announced with Snoopy bursting through the attic doors.
Passed up by his young mother, Jack is saved by a backstreet makeshift midwife, Dr Madeleine, suturing a cuckoo clock on to his chest.
Instead, they can look to the 24-foot tall cuckoo clock that recently arrived at PDX airport.