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Origin of grandfather clockafter such a clock in the song "My Grandfather's Clock" (c. 1875) by H. C. Work, United States songwriter
Origin of grandfather clockFrom the song My Grandfather's Clock, by Henry Clay Work (1832–1884), American songwriter.
(plural grandfather clocks)
- A longcase clock.
From a song by American songwriter Henry Work, based on a clock in the George Hotel, Yorkshire, England, which stopped keeping time after its owner died.