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reesetee commented on the word jacquermarts
That's odd. I specifically added it last night and it's not there now. I think we have Wordie gremlins.
*adding it again*
April 8, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word jacquermarts
reesetee, is this on your "It Has a Name??" list?
bilby commented on the word jacquermarts
Good stuff palooka.
April 7, 2008
palooka commented on the word jacquermarts
Jacquermarts, also known as clock jacks, were used on striking clocks which regularly tolled on the hour or other unit of time by striking a bell or gong.
Clocks that used an animated device to sound the time were known as automaton clocks, of which the cuckoo clock is a well known type.
Curious! A kinda gladiatorial cuckoo-clock.
Neat! On the list it goes. :-D
Wow. This is... wow. *in love* Jacquermarts, where have you been all my life?!
"English term for mechanical figures, often a pair of armored knights, which strike a bell with battle-axes to indicate the time."
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