Clocklike
Clocklike Clock"like` (kl[o^]k"l[imac]k`), a. Like a clock or like clockwork; mechanical. [1913 Webster]

Their services are clocklike, to be set Backward and forward at their lord's command. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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  • clocklike — [kläk′līk΄] adj. as precise or regular as a clock …   English World dictionary

  • clocklike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌlīk adjective : unusually regular, undeviating, and precise do his job with clocklike efficiency * * * /klok luyk /, adj. highly systematic, precise, and dependable: The mail carrier arrives at noon with clocklike regularity. [1735 45;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clocklike — adjective Date: 1609 unusually regular, undeviating, and precise < does his job with clocklike efficiency > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clocklike — /klok luyk /, adj. highly systematic, precise, and dependable: The mail carrier arrives at noon with clocklike regularity. [1735 45; CLOCK1 + LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • clocklike — adjective Resembling a clock or some aspect of one. He arrived every day with clocklike regularity …   Wiktionary

  • clocklike — clock·like …   English syllables

  • clocklike — clock•like [[t]ˈklɒkˌlaɪk[/t]] adj. cvb highly systematic, precise, and dependable • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

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