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grandfather clock

n.
A pendulum clock enclosed in a tall, narrow cabinet.

[From the song My Grandfather's Clock, by Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), American songwriter.]

grandfather clock

n
(Horology) any of various types of long-pendulum clocks in tall standing wooden cases, usually between six and eight feet tall. Also called: longcase clock

grand′father

(or grand′father's) clock`,


n.
a pendulum floor clock having a case as tall as or taller than a person; tall-case clock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandfather clock - a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow casegrandfather clock - a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
pendulum clock - a clock regulated by a pendulum
casing, shell, case - the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
Translations
ساعة دقّاقَه في إطار خَشَبي
vysoké stojací hodiny
bornholmerurstandur
padlón álló ingaóra
gólfklukka
stojacie hodiny
sarkaçlı duvar saati

grandfather clock

nStanduhr f, → Großvateruhr f

grandfather clock

norologio a pendolo

grandfather

(ˈgrӕnfaːðə) grandmother (ˈgrӕnmaðə) , grandparent (ˈgrӕnpeərənt) noun
the father or mother of one's father or mother.
grandfather clock
a clock with a tall usually wooden case which stands on the floor.
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Mallari's grandfather clocks are examples of functional art that can be used to tell the time (and chime at the appropriate time), while admired for their Victorian industrial chic.
There are various opportunities for hiding in grandfather clocks and lugging them about, but eventually Torquemada returns and the entire five-person cast joins together for a brief moral to the story.
Helix clock is part of clockmaker and craftsman Charlie Turner's new collection of contemporary grandfather clocks that are taking the design world by storm.
1582 - Italian physicist Galileo discovers that a pendulum could be used to measure time, and produces the first design for a pendulum clock 1656 - Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens builds the first known pendulum clock, although there are problems with its accuracy 1670 - William Clement discovers clocks worked better with a longer pendulum, which required a taller clock; the innovation is called the long-case clock, an early forerunner of the grandfather clock we know today 1875 - Henry Work writes the song My Grandfather's Clock - the name sticks and grandfather clocks are born
It's going to be a really fun night with a casino, race night, 60s and 70s music, lots of food with a raffle including prizes of two grandfather clocks and a new dining suite," she said.
With six antique grandfather clocks and a further six wall mounted clocks it will be a busy Sunday morning for workers at the store in Llandudno Junction.
The other floors feature a huge range of period furniture, pocket watches and grandfather clocks, original art, mirrors, records, metal ware, statures, and much more.
His enjoyments in life were building grandfather clocks, playing golf, going on cruises and spending time with his dogs, Buster and Jake.
Customers may call the FISC Yokosuka Personal Property Shipping Office, and the PPSO will pick up and store the original container for large items such as big-screen TVs and grandfather clocks, at no cost to the customer.
Howard Miller, the leading manufacturer of grandfather clocks, purchased the assets of Ridgeway Clocks from Pulaski Furniture for an undisclosed sum.
On the other hand, the paper netted "a substantial margin" on $100,000 gross revenue from the auction -- and Brokke discovered that grandfather clocks were a "hot and heavy" item.