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grandfather's clock

a pendulum floor clock having a case as tall as or taller than a person; tall-case clock; long-case clock.
Origin of grandfather's clock
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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