The word Chronophage comes from two Ancient Greek words "chronos" and "phage" and means "time eater." And this minute-munching monster lives up to his name. With every minute that passes, his jaw snaps and he gulps it down, never to be seen again.
Taylor calls this beast the Chronophage (literally "time eater", from the Greek [chronos] time, and [ephagon] I ate). It moves its mouth, appearing to "eat up" the seconds as they pass, and occasionally it "blinks" in seeming satisfaction. The creature’s constant motion produces an eerie.
The Chronophage is one of the things I’m most proud of. ‘Chronophage’ is derived from the ancient greek words ‘chronos’ and ‘phage’, meaning ‘time-eater’. When I returned to Cambridge in 1999, I found the undergraduate library was unchanged since I was a student in 1956.
I always had a nagging suspicion that there was some little goblin out there somewhere who was eating up all my time. Whenever I would think I had plenty of As it turns out, my suspicions were correct – and I found the little time-eating critter in Cambridge, England. If you would like to see what this little.
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Looking for a fantastic more authentic, less touristy, momentum of your time in Cambridge? Keep an eye out for artists Signature JT outside Kings college selling handmade wooden landscape designs of Cambridge skyline. The Corpus Clock with the Chronophage mounted on top, literally ‘eating time’.
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The Chronophage: Time Eater in Cambridge, England. Do you ever feel that something is eating up your time? Well, you’re right, and it’s in Cambridge.
chronophage (plural chronophages). Something that wastes time. Nancy Williams, A Penny for Your Thoughts (page 144). Bad suggestions have a banal influence. Counter them. Your effort to cultivate self-discipline go waste[sic] if you do not master the art of dealing with time wasters.
Called the Corpus Clock-it’s installed at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, England-the timepiece was designed by John Taylor, an The bug is called a Chronophage, or time-eater, and it’s actually a scarier version of the grasshopper escapement, a 1720s breakthrough that transformed.
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