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Dutch Clocks

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i.e. German clocks, chiefly made in the Black Forest. As many as 180,000 are exported annually from Friburg. (German, Deutsch, German.)        

“A woman, that is like a German clock,

Still a-repairing, ever out of frame,

And never going aright.”


Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost, iii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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