grandfather's clock

noun
a pendulum floor clock having a case as tall as or taller than a person; tall-case clock; long-case clock.
Also, grandfather clock.


Origin:
1890–95

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It is made of white wood, stained cheery, and is constructed after the style of the old-fashioned grandfather's clock.
Then the grandfather's clock in the hall outside struck eight, and the memory of the night before came to him.
The first clock, an ordinary grandfather's clock, keeps time of a fairly accurate sort.
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