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Jack an automaton that in public clocks struck the bell on the outside: “Jack o' the clock,” RICHARD II., v. 5. 60 ; “like a Jack, thou keep'st the stroke,” RICHARD III., iv. 2. 118 ; “minute-jacks,” TIMON OF ATHENS, iii. 6. 97 (where Nares thinks thatminute-jacks mean “fellows who watch the proper minutes to offer their adulation.” Gloss. in v. ).

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