Rob Seaman scripsit:

> And, of course, a ship would not carry a single clock, but two or
> more.  Friendly ships meeting at sea would also exchange clock
> readings - creating the first ensemble time scale.  (Some things
> never change.)

English passenger at Irish railway station, pointing to the two clocks
at either end:  "Why don't those clocks tell the same time?"

Irish stationmaster:  "Ahhh, what would we be wanting with *two* clocks
if they told the same time?"

Eoghan Mac Eoghain

It was dreary and wearisome.  Cold clammy winter still held way in this
forsaken country.  The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark
greasy surfaces of the sullen waters.  Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed
up in the mists like ragged shadows of long-forgotten summers.
        --"The Passage of the Marshes"

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