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- ‘The single most distinctive visual element of any horologe or timepiece is its face.’
- ‘Its first master, or president, was David Ramsay, who was mentioned as having been ‘constructor of horologes to His Most Sacred Majesty, James I,’ and is one of the characters in Scott's novel ‘The Fortunes of Nigel.’’
- ‘Having worked with Tanishq and the Swatch group, they know a thing or two about selling expensive horologes.’
- ‘A number of horologes have been developed with removable or movable faces.’
- ‘And since it is known that they divided the time into eight tides, and that the oldest horologes have the fewest spaces, it seems more than likely that many dials so marked owe their existence to these hardy invaders.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek hōrologion, from hōra ‘time’ + -logos ‘-telling’.
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