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  • Cinderella and Clock
    Cinderella and Clock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clocking the time taken to traverse a measured course "it was a world record clocking"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street
I wind the clock I wind the clock


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.”
  • John Barrymore
    “I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.”
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?”
  • William Hazlitt
    “The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.”


Against the clock - If you do something against the clock, you are rushed and have very little time to do it.
Around the clock - If something is open around the clock, it is open 24 hours a day. For example, an airport is open around the clock.
Clean your clock - If you clean your clock, you beat someone decisively in a contest or fight.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day - This is used when people get lucky and are undeservedly successful.('Even a stopped clock is right twice a day' is also used.)
Five o'clock shadow - A five o'clock shadow is the facial hair that a man gets if he doesn't shave for a day or two.
Stop a clock - A face that could (or would) stop a clock is very ugly indeed.


In literature:

In the evening of the 17th of July, at eight o'clock, the body of Eaoo bore N.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
The next morning we set sail at five o'clock.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
By my Waterbury it was four o'clock, so I arose and spitted my rabbit.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
It was past two o'clock when we got back to Brother Judy's.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Business at this stock exchange opens at twelve o'clock and closes at three o'clock.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
She had always brightened towards six o'clock, the time of her brother's home-coming.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
This was about three o'clock, and the sound of a terrific bombardment could be heard from some miles to the left.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
At about six o'clock we arrived at the station of L., where the train stopped for a few minutes.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
At the same moment the clock of a neighbouring church struck five.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
By four o'clock, the weariness had become a habit and at sundown he felt stronger than at dawn.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The fighting had continued without intermission from nine o'clock in the morning until two in the afternoon.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
In this way twelve o'clock came round.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
It was not until nine o'clock in the evening that the two last British ships, the Invincible and Monarch, steamed out of port.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
Just as Master Zacharius crossed the threshold of his shop, one of the many clocks suspended on the wall struck five o'clock.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
She looked at the clock, to see if she could tell what o'clock it was.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Or, in case of a chaperon: MRS. GEORGE M. JANSEN; MISS ALICE LEVICTOIRE, Wednesdays, Three o'clock to five.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
We are in the clock-making district, among those wooded hills that send their streams to the Rhine on one side and the Danube on the other.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
At two o'clock, we returned to the casa real.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Reveille was sounded at five o'clock.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
Little by little, the first clock began to take form.
"The Borghesi Astronomical Clock in the Museum of History and Technology" by Silvio A. Bedini

In poetry:

The old clock down in the parlor
Like a sleepless mourner grieves,
And the seconds drip in the silence
As the rain drips from the eaves.
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley
'Ten o'clock's gone!'
Said sadly every one.
And mothers looking thought
Of sons and husbands far away that fought: — And looked again.
"Ten o'Clock No More" by John Freeman
Venus! present a lover near,
And gently whisper in her ear
His woes, who, lonely and forlorn,
Counts the slow clock from night till morn.
"Ode to Sleep" by John Logan
In spring when maple buds are red,
We turn the clock an hour ahead;
Which means, each April that arrives,
We lose an hour out of our lives.
"Daylight Savings Time " by Phyllis McGinley
No furniture-save a piano
The mice are all moving away!
Even the flies have tears in their eyes,
And the clock's going round the wrong way!
"The Miser" by T W Connor
I can't sleep, and there's no light,
Mirk all round and restless slumber,
Tickings near me without number,
Monotonous clock measuring night!
"Night Piece" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

In news:

On St Marys' initial drive of Friday's West Virginia Class A quarterfinal against Weirton Madonna, the Blue Devils drove 97 yards on 17 plays and ate up more than seven minutes off the clock.
2 O'Clock Break: Back to Brazil.
Marcus here filling in for an ailing Jordan Lee on today's 2 O'Clock Break and definitely had some fun with his Sound Travels-ey theme of Brazilian music for the week.
Watch the hilarious results of when they head to Eight O' Clock Coffee's taste testing room.
Advocates for President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney criss-crossed the state as the clock ticked down toward the Nov 6 election.
Israel's Clock Is Running Out on Iran.
Amanda Joyce Brunette and George Lee Paschal were united in marriage on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 5 o'clock in the evening.
Determined to set their deflated retirement dreams aloft again, many people are working feverishly to learn about their workplace investment options and how to save for the years after they clock out for the last time.
Then, at 4 o'clock sharp, thunderous music erupted from the instruments of the men and women clad in.
It's back to the dark ages for bus riders along 34th Street in Manhattan, where countdown clocks at bus shelters have been turned off temporarily for maintenance and upgrades.
It's 8 o' clock in Boise, Idaho — time for answers.
Although the 157-year-old clock has not chimed in some time, the city council approved funds for repairs just this summer.
What running can teach us about beating the clock in the rest of life.
Trumann controls clock in 26-18 win over Manila.
Lawmaker races clock in attempt to save Schiavo.

In science:

In the previous section, I required only 3 states of the clock particles and used qutrits as particles with these three states. I start with the clock-register construction (see Fig.4-3) from the previous section, with legal states as in (4.41).
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
This means that H (k) clockprop1 fulfills its job in punishing the legal states of the clock register (4.55), which do not correctly propagate the clock.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
When the two work qubits interact with just a single clock qubit (flipping it between states before/after interaction) ambiguities and legal-illegal clock state transitions are unavoidable.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Combining the work/clock and the geometric clock constructions, a much tighter result can be shown.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
First, encode a quantum circuit into a progression of orthogonal states |Ψti of a larger system, either by adding a clock register to the register holding the work qubits, or by using a geometric clock construction.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
This rules out the use of a separate clock register, which means a geometric clock (see Section 4.1.3) is a necessity.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
The 3-dimensional clock particle states are ⊡, (cid:4) and ⊠, while the 5-dimensional clock particle states are ◦, ◭, N, ◮ and × .
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Finally, the legal clock subspace checking operators are the analogue of the operators |01i h01| for the domain wall clock.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
First, for the domain-wall clock particles, the operator Hclock(wall) = Xhk, li where wk, wl are consecutive domain wall qubits, checks the domain wall clock is correctly encoded.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Figure 4-9: The ‘pulse’ clock construction consists of T + 1 clock qubits on a line, where only one of them is in the state |1i at a time.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
The algorithm first reduces the clock synchronization problem to Byzantine agreement – if all nodes can agree on a common clock value, the algorithm easily stabilizes.
Randomization Adaptive Self-Stabilization
The clock synchronization algorithm of is composed of two complementing parts: a 2-clock (a clock with two values) synchronization algorithm (which is easily extended to a 4-clock) and a k-clock synchronization algorithm which builds on the 4-clock, for an arbitrary k .
Randomization Adaptive Self-Stabilization
Let P be the set of all correct nodes with the same clock value as p and define Q similarly with the clock value of q .
Randomization Adaptive Self-Stabilization
In order to eliminate the errors due to the clock drift between PCI-7300A and id200, the controlling system accompanies the data signal with a synchronizing clock.
Quantum random number generator based on the photon number decision of weak laser pulses
FIG. 2: (color online) The operation (clock to clock) of our QRNG.
Quantum random number generator based on the photon number decision of weak laser pulses