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an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)

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Ask them that if two chronometers ain't better than one, then how can two thousand be better than one?
You said, 'Yes, sure'; and right away knew more about it than him when you wouldn't stand for buying three chronometers.
It's a pity," he would suggest to Captain Doane, "that you have only one chronometer.
Now look at this clock; it is electrical, and goes with a regularity that defies the best chronometers.
And then again there was a silence, the feeble plash of water, the steady tick of chronometers.
That Nicholl is not a man," exclaimed Michel; "he is a chronometer with seconds, an escape, and eight holes.
And friend Murchison, with his chronometer in hand, his eye fixed on the needle, his finger on the electric apparatus, is counting the seconds preparatory to launching us into interplanetary space.
Barbicane quickly put out the gas and lay down by his companions, and the profound silence was only broken by the ticking of the chronometer marking the seconds.
Her manner was so straightforward and honest that I could not bring myself to believe in her duplicity; yet--Thinking to surprise her into a betrayal of her guilt, I blurted out: "The chronometer and sextant were both destroyed last night; there is a traitor among us.
Impey Barbicane was a man of forty years of age, calm, cold, austere; of a singularly serious and self-contained demeanor, punctual as a chronometer, of imperturbable temper and immovable character; by no means chivalrous, yet adventurous withal, and always bringing practical ideas to bear upon the very rashest enterprises; an essentially New Englander, a Northern colonist, a descendant of the old anti-Stuart Roundheads, and the implacable enemy of the gentlemen of the South, those ancient cavaliers of the mother country.
In our own case there can be no doubt whatever, for I was seated in Challenger's study with his carefully tested chronometer in front of me at the moment.
Tell the white man there's pearl shell in some lagoon infested by ten-thousand howling cannibals, and he'll head there all by his lonely, with half a dozen kanaka divers and a tin alarm clock for chronometer, all packed like sardines on a commodious, five-ton ketch.
Bold and dashing, this is a direct descendant of the pocket chronometers prized by the sea captains of 19th or beginning of the 20th century, radically redesigned for a resolutely modern era.
Longines's museum flew out pieces to illustrate the history of quartz time measurement, from the chronometers of the early '50s to the first quartz wristwatch (produced by Longines, naturally) in 1969, to Longines's original Conquest V.
Bremont chronometers are not trendy timepieces that wimpy guys wear at membership clubs.