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clock (one)

slang To strike one very forcefully, especially in the face. He made some rude comment about my mother, so I turned around and clocked him square in the jaw.
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clock

tv. to earn, score, or total up someone or something. (As if the person or thing gained were being metered or clocked.) Sam clocked a date with Sally, and is he ever proud!
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"Let me repeat to you," said Prince Michael, in his even, well- modulated tones, "that women are the natural enemies of clocks. Clocks are an evil, women a blessing.
And above the trees shone the great, round, shining face of an illuminated clock in the tower of an antique public building.
The great clock has seven faces -- one in each of the seven sides of the steeple -- so that it can be readily seen from all quarters.
Such an occurrence, of course, attracted universal attention, and every little old gentleman who sat in a leather-bottomed arm-chair turned one of his eyes with a stare of dismay upon the phenomenon, still keeping the other upon the clock in the steeple.
But this clock's so much before the clock at the Chase, there's no telling what time it'll be when I get here."
You'd be wanting the clock set by gentlefolks's time, would you?
Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask, which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay.
I looked at the clock; it pointed to ten minutes past eleven.
'Wait till he's a widder and works like you do, and gets as little, and does as much, and keeps his spirit up the same, and then I'll ask him what's o'clock and trust him for being right to half a second.'
I said worse luck, because I've been watching ever since eight o'clock, and seen nothing of her.'
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
Sabin glanced at the clock for the third time, and rose to his feet.
de Treville's clock three-quarters of an hour, "but I thought, as it was yet only twenty-five minutes past nine, it was not too late to wait upon you."
He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house.