Sentence Examples with the word o'clock

She was in such shallow water that the Confederate iron-clad ram could not get near her at ebb tide, and about 5 o'clock the Confederates postponed her capture until the next day and anchored off Sewell's Point.

Much as he disliked making Fred wait, he decided to put off the task until nine o'clock but another phone call forced a change of plans.

At ten o'clock the infantry that had been among the bushes in front of the battery and along the Kamenka streamlet retreated.

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Thus the assailants, carrying the advanced works by storm, rushed upon the main defences on the heels of the broken advanced guard, and a general engagement was brought on which lasted from 3.30 until nine o'clock in the evening.

I shut off all my equipment at six o'clock when my experiment expires.

From it the exact time is conveyed each day at one o'clock by electric signal to the chief towns throughout the country; British and the majority of foreign geographers reckon longitude from its meridian.

While at supper about 6 o'clock an anonymous letter was brought by an unknown messenger which, having glanced at, he handed to Ward, a gentleman of his service and an intimate friend of Winter, the conspirator, to be read aloud.

When we got to Jersey City at six o'clock Friday evening we were obliged to cross the Harlem River in a ferry-boat.

Several times, when returning from the village at ten or eleven o'clock at night, I heard the tread of a flock of geese.

His conclusions may be thus summarized: (r) only stars near the solstitial colure had their maximum north and south positions when the sun was near the equinoxes, (2) each star was at its maximum positions when it passed the zenith at six o'clock morning and evening (this he afterwards showed to be inaccurate, and found the greatest change in declination to be proportional to the latitude of the star), (3) the apparent motions of all stars at about the same time was in the same direction.