dial (n.) Old form(s): diall , Dialls , Dyall
watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
1H4 V.ii.83[Hotspur to all] the time of life is short! / To spend that shortness basely were too long / If life did ride upon a dial's point
3H6 II.v.24[King alone] it were a happy life ... / To carve out dials quaintly, point by point
AW II.v.5[Lafew to Bertram] Then my dial goes not true
AYL II.vii.20[Jaques to all, of Touchstone] then he drew a dial from his poke
AYL II.vii.33[Jaques to all, of Touchstone] I did laugh ... / An hour by his dial
CE V.i.118[Second Merchant to all] the dial points at five
H5 I.ii.211[Canterbury to all] many lines close in the dial's centre
Luc.327[] those bars which stop the hourly dial
Oth III.iv.171[Bianca to Cassio] lovers' absent hours / More tedious than the dial eight score times!
R2 V.v.53[Richard alone] my finger, like a dial's point
RJ II.iv.110[Mercutio to Nurse] the bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon
Sonn.104.9[]yet doth beauty, like a dial hand, / Steal from his figure
Sonn.77.2[] Thy dial [will show] how thy precious minutes waste
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