clock pendulum

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a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanism

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A fascinating documentary with obvious exciting medical implications, so it was a pity they felt it necessary to pad it out with crass reconstructions and shots of a clock pendulum to symbolise a beating heart.
Atomic clocks use the orbiting electrons of an atom as the clock pendulum.
The court heard earlier how Andrea Bone told police she watched McClure hold Nicole by the throat before turning her upside down and swinging her like a clock pendulum repeatedly against a wall.
They clattered the heavy metal clothes hangers which sent them swinging like unsynchronised clock pendulums.
Scots inventor Alexander Bain was awarded a patent in 1843 for using electric clock pendulums to create a line-byline scanning mechanism.