clockwork by which the hour hand is driven from the shaft of the minute hand.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of motion work
First recorded in 1785–95
Words nearby motion work
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Example sentences from the Web for motion work
We may now go to the front (or left hand) of the clock, and 538 describe the dial or “motion-work.”
The district has long been noted for the superior construction of watch tools and motion-work.Drake's Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway|James Drake