See also: timepiece

English edit

Noun edit

time-piece (plural time-pieces)

  1. Alternative spelling of timepiece
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Discovery”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, pages 163–164:
      "I cannot understand the cause of Sir George Kingston's not calling this morning; he knows that I am returned to town:" and a flush of haughty anger coloured Lady Marchmont's brow; but the colour deepened when she looked at the time-piece, and had been expecting him for hours.
    • 1842, [Katherine] Thomson, chapter IX, in Widows and Widowers. A Romance of Real Life., volume III, London: Richard Bentley, [], →OCLC, page 155:
      [] I shall be glad when I can get my watch mended, it loses so,” said Martin, pulling out an old silver article with a steel chain,—a time-piece, like the rest of the world, deceptive; []