Water-clocks sentence examples

  • He further amused himself with making scientific toys, such as sun-dials and water-clocks.

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  • He made windmills, water-clocks, kites and dials, and he is said to have invented a four-wheeled carriage which was to be moved by the rider.

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  • They were, on the other hand, probably acquainted, a couple of millenniums before Meton gave it his name, with the nineteen-year cycle, by which solar and lunar years were harmonized; 1 they immemorially made observations in the meridian; regulated time by water-clocks, and used measuring instruments of the nature of armillary spheres and quadrants.

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  • One was four books on Water Clocks (ÃŽ ÃŽµÃÃŽ¯ ύδρίων ώροσκοπείων), of which Proclus (Hypotyp. astron., ed.

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  • From the water clocks of ancient Egypt and Babylon to the bedside alarm clocks of the late 1800s, humans have always been obsessed with marking the passage of time.

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  • With this definition in mind, the history of robots dates back to 270 BC when Ctesibus, an Greek engineer of that time, invented water clocks and organs with movable figures.

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