We made sun-dials on a clear spot of ground and could tell time perfectly from them.
Now he made a business of squinting up at the sun as if to tell time.
You can tell time by a small watch, easily, by starlight, with no other aid but the diffused glimmer of the snow fields.
And it might be very necessary to tell time under any of these conditions.
"Look out, Jerry, or you'll make yourself cross-eyed trying to tell time by both those watches at once," giggled Susan Atwell.
Nobody can tell time by a Turkish clock, but there was some comfort in watching it.
They could not write; it was even rumored that they had never learned to tell time.
It makes no fuss at all, but you can tell time by the hour hand.
As Winthrope was unable to tell time by the stars, Blake took the first watch.
Of course, an animal cannot tell time nor count; for telling time and counting require words.