Women are the natural enemies of clocks
, and, therefore, the allies of those who would seek liberation from these monsters that measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
carved upon the furniture took to dancing as if bewitched, while those upon the mantel-pieces could scarcely contain themselves for fury, and kept such a continual striking of thirteen, and such a frisking and wriggling of their pendulums as was really horrible to see.
His blue handkerchief was spread over his knees, as was usual indoors, when it was not hanging over his head; and he sat watching what went forward with the quiet OUTWARD glance of healthy old age, which, disengaged from any interest in an inward drama, spies out pins upon the floor, follows one's minutest motions with an unexpectant purposeless tenacity, watches the flickering of the flame or the sun-gleams on the wall, counts the quarries on the floor, watches even the hand of the clock
, and pleases itself with detecting a rhythm in the tick.
Verily, in those have I mine amusement: wherever I find such clocks
I shall wind them up with my mockery, and they shall even whirr thereby!
And, anon, there strikes the ebony clock
which stands in the hall of the velvet.
The great clock
of Saint Paul's struck ten--and nothing happened.
Oh, children of the Prophet, it is known unto you that a Portuguee dog of a Christian clock
mender pollutes the city of Tangier with his presence.
While the girls were still admiring Francine, the clock
struck the half-hour past eleven.
But as the time went on, he manifested some anxiety and surprise, glancing at the clock
more frequently and at the window less hopefully than before.
About a minute before the clock
struck, a hundred and fifty students swarmed in, rushed to their seats, immediately spread open their notebooks and dipped their pens in ink.
The concentrated activity which had begun at the Emperor's headquarters in the morning and had started the whole movement that followed was like the first movement of the main wheel of a large tower clock
Sabin lit another cigarette and glanced once more at the clock
de Treville's clock
three-quarters of an hour, "but I thought, as it was yet only twenty-five minutes past nine, it was not too late to wait upon you.
The big curved wings on either side flapped disconcertingly, flapped again' click, clock
, click, clock
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock
, precisely like that in Mr.