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. But we have shown that by using lasers to orient the electrons in a very specific way, one can use the orbiting neutron of an atomic nucleus as the clock pendulum, making a so-called nuclear clock with unparalleled accuracy," he added.
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. With our knees under our chins to create a gangway we watched in bemusement as the hunter and the hunted hurtled past us and out through the door.
Scots inventor Alexander Bain was awarded a patent in 1843 for using electric clock pendulums to create a line-byline scanning mechanism.