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wound tighter than a pocketwatch

the inaudible and noiseless foot of time

The Higher Common Sense
6 August 1980
['krO·nǝ·'gra·fi·ä; 'kro·nO·'gra·fi·ä]
the counterfeit time, description of time

Vivid representation of a certain historical or recurring time (such as a season) to create an illusion of reality. A kind of enargia.

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According to the old texts and prints of the period, she was a charming creature, unrivaled the world over; in herself she combined the most perfect vices and the most vicious perfections, being a woman in every sense of the word.

Jules Verne, Paris in the Twentieth Century

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