It felt like a moment that the clock of destiny was ticking towards from a long, long time back.
In Emilia Romagna, important churches and clock towers damaged in a series of springtime earthquakes will never be repaired.
The games are played against the clock and change every time.
If anyone is working round the clock to besmirch the reputation of Pit Bulls it is Pit Bulls themselves.
The clock is now ticking on what has historically been the most productive two years of a presidency.
His eye is on the clock; he will rise in time, and he will rise in comfort!
The clock struck twelve, and it seemed as if it struck a thousand.
What say you to ten of the clock this night for our setting out?
You may almost distinguish the figures on the clock that has just told the hour.
A clock may stand still, but a nation which does so is retrograde.
late 14c., clokke, originally "clock with bells," probably from Middle Dutch clocke (Dutch klok) "a clock," from Old North French cloque (Old French cloke, Modern French cloche), from Medieval Latin (7c.) clocca "bell," probably from Celtic (cf. Old Irish clocc, Welsh cloch, Manx clagg "a bell") and spread by Irish missionaries (unless the Celtic words are from Latin); ultimately of imitative origin.
Replaced Old English dægmæl, from dæg "day" + mæl "measure, mark" (see meal (n.1)). The Latin word was horologium; the Greeks used a water-clock (klepsydra, literally "water thief"). Image of put (or set) the clock back "return to an earlier state or system" is from 1862. Round-the-clock (adj.) is from 1943, originally in reference to bomber air raids.
"ornament pattern on a stocking," 1520s, probably identical with clock (n.1) in its older sense and meaning "bell-shaped ornament."
"to time by the clock," 1883, from clock (n.1). The slang sense of "hit, sock" is 1941, originally Australian, probably from earlier slang clock (n.) "face" (1923). Related: Clocked; clocking.
[first sense probably related to clock, ''face'']