Ancient people used the position of the sun to tell the time. In poor weather, they could never be sure they would be on time; hence the term “early man”.
Exclamation by the inventor of the first wind-up timepiece.
Became popular in the 14th Century after the fourth attempt to start the battle of Agincourt on time failed. Henry V got fed up with saying “once more unto the breach” and finding out that the French were still a-bed, holding their manhoods cheap, upon St Crispin’s day.
Ocean-going devices that transported times to countries that were behind them.
Used to pull water-clocks into port.
A crucial aid to navigation, invented so that sailors could know, to the second, what time it was that they got lost.
Rude timepiece where the numbers have to be bleeped out.
The time breakfast television starts.
Sexually transmitted cattle disease common in the summer.
Device to play games, MP3s, record audio, and display one’s wealth which may, if you’re lucky, also tell you you’ve been fiddling with it so long you’re late for work.
Kicks other clocks off the mantelpiece.
Goes on and on about the old times.
When you forget your watch and have to count the hours on your fingers.
Integral to the digital clock.
Not much use after one o’clock.
Made by Amazonian Indians from recycled loofahs. Also moisturises.
Small mint-flavoured timepiece.
Clockwatching is a modern disease. It’s time to fight back. Or, at least, it will be when the alarm goes off.