Parliament clock

a pendulum wall clock of the late 18th century, usually having a black dial with gilt numbers: originally installed in English taverns because a burdensome tax prevented many homes from having private clocks.
Also called Act of Parliament clock. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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