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Origin of water clock
Words nearby water clock
Example sentences from the Web for water clock
The overseer by the shaft glanced at his water-clock, raised a reed to his lips, and blew a shrill whistle.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
"I love to hear about mechanical contrivances, such as the water-clock and the little windmill," remarked George.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The length of the speeches was in many cases limited by law to a fixed time recorded by means of a water-clock (clepsydra).
"By the water-clock it lacks midnight an hour," said Mary, quietly.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
A water-clock is their nearest approach to a watch; indeed, ours delighted them exceedingly.Allan Quatermain|H. Rider Haggard