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grandfather clocknoun [C]

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a tall clock in a wooden case that stands on the floor
Translations of “grandfather clock”
in Chinese (Traditional) (裝於高木匣中的)落地擺鐘…
in Russian высокие напольные часы…
in Turkish sarkaçlı büyük dolaplı saat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (装于高木匣中的)落地摆钟…
in Polish zegar stojący…
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