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Tell time

Keep track of the hours; also, know how to read a clock or watch. For example, This old clock still tells time quite accurately, or He taught his niece to tell time by using a cuckoo clock. This expression uses tell in the sense of “reckon” or “calculate,” a usage dating from about a.d. 1000.


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    noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of a telluric acid, as of H 2 TeO or H 6 TeO 6 . noun 1. any salt or ester of telluric acid

  • Tellurian

    adjective 1. of or characteristic of the earth or its inhabitants; terrestrial. noun 2. an inhabitant of the earth. noun 1. tellurion. adjective 1. of or relating to the earth noun 2. (esp in science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth

  • Telluric

    adjective 1. of or relating to the earth; terrestrial. 2. of or proceeding from the earth or soil. adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing tellurium, especially in the hexavalent state. 2. containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound. adjective 1. of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth […]

  • Telluric-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, toxic, crystalline compound, H 6 TeO 6 , slightly soluble in cold water, soluble in hot water and alkalis: used as an analytical agent. telluric acid noun 1. a white crystalline dibasic acid produced by the oxidation of tellurium by hydrogen peroxide. Formula: H6TeO6

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