variants: or wag-on-the-wall clock \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˈ⸗- \ or less commonly wag-at-the-wall \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˈ⸗ \
Definition of wag-on-the-wall
: a wall clock with pendulum and weights exposed
standardized text or formulaic language
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