Sentence Examples


  • Tik-tok moved by clockwork, and was made all of burnished copper.
  • In the actual instrument, the paper diagram is mounted upon a drum caused by clockwork to revolve uniformly, and is ruled with vertical hour lines, and horizontal quantity lines representing gallons per hour.
  • Cassini, moreover, set up an altazimuth in 1678, and employed from about 1682 a " parallactic machine," provided with clockwork to enable it to follow the diurnal motion.
  • In February 1884 there was a plot to blow up four London railway stations by means of clockwork infernal machines containing dynamite, brought from America.
  • In 1757 he presented a telescope to the king, so accurately driven by clockwork that it would follow a star all night long.