The use of the pendulum clock in its present form appears to date from the construction of such a clock by Huygens in 16J7.
The grandfather clock in the hall ticked away the seconds and chimed.
His emotional voice was like an alarm clock in her brain.
The manor was silent, except for the ticking of the grandfather clock in the foyer.
Then he remembered the ringing alarm clock in the luggage of their other guest.
Seconds literally ticked away on the old grandfather clock in the next room.