By SETH KUGEL
In Part 3 of his summer road trip, the Frugal Traveler hops between Missouri and Arkansas, dropping in on a fiddle jam, sipping spirits and tuning into the region's relaxed groove.
* I use dictation software. When I have long-form writing to do, like a book, I dictate into Dragon NaturallySpeaking. My wife once clocked me at 120 words a minute, and that's including making corrections. It's just insanely fast (providing, of course, you know what you want to say)
Pronunciation: /gruːv/Translate groove | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
- An instrument other than a watch for measuring or indicating time, especially a mechanical or electronic device having a numbered dial and moving hands or a digital display.
- A time clock.
- A source of regularly occurring pulses used to measure the passage of time, as in a computer.
- Any of various devices that indicate measurement, such as a speedometer or a taximeter.
- A biological clock.
- Botany. The downy flower head of a dandelion that has gone to seed.
v., clocked, clock·ing, clocks. v.tr.
- To time, as with a stopwatch: clock a runner.
- To register or record with a mechanical device: clocked the winds at 60 miles per hour.
To record working hours with a time clock: clocks in at 8 A.M. and out at 4 P.M.
around (or round) the clock
- Throughout the entire 24 hours of the day; continuously.
- To beat or defeat decisively: “Immense linemen declared their intentions to clean the clocks of opposing players” (Russell Baker).
- Sports. To preserve a lead by maintaining possession of the ball or puck until playing time expires.
[Middle English clokke, from Old North French cloque, bell, or from Middle Dutch clocke, bell, clock, both from Medieval Latin clocca, of imitative origin.]
The verb clock in has one meaning:
Meaning #1: register one's arrival at work
Synonyms: punch in, clock on Antonym: clock out (meaning #1)
Also, clock out, end work, as in Please wait for me; I forgot to clock out. T
he allusion here is to punching a time clock, a device that punches the time on a card to record when an employee arrives and departs. [Late 1800s]
Begin work, as in She clocked in late again.
What time did you clock in this morning?
Clocking-in time is 9.00 a.m.
The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox all lead with the budget that was unveiled yesterday by President Bush, which clocks in at $3.1 trillion and will leave a deficit of more than $400 billion in both fiscal 2008 and 2009.
verb (jams, jamming, jammed)
- short for traffic jam.she was held up in a jam on the M25