Water-clock sentence examples

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  • The inventor of the very first alarm clock was the first Greek who created the intricate design for the ancient water clock that could set off alarm sounds, usually a bell of some sort.

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  • The building was surmounted by a weathercock in the form of a bronze Triton; it contained a water-clock to record the time when the sun was not shining.

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  • When he visited Rome with Gunibald, king of the Burgundians, he took him to Boetius, who showed them, amongst other mechanical contrivances, a sun-dial and a water-clock.

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