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pendule

noun
  1. mountaineering a manoeuvre by which a climber on a rope from above swings in a pendulum-like series of movements to reach another line of ascentAlso called: pendulum
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  • Just at this moment, the pendule in the adjoining room struck six.

    In the Days of My Youth

    Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

  • And then, taking a knife from his pocket, he cut the pendule off, leaving a bit of torn cloth on the side of his jacket.

  • My eye instantly perceived that the one pendule was still missing from his jacket.

  • The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the 'pendule' on the chimney-piece struck two.

  • The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the "pendule" on the chimney-piece struck two.