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... Incense seal clocks are essentially specialized censers, that work through burning lines of powdered incense seals (香印, xiāng yìn in Chinese ko-dokei in Japanese) ... They were used for similar occasions and events as the stick incense clock ... religious purposes were of primary importance, these clocks were also popular at social gatherings, and were used by Chinese scholars and intellectuals ...
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“It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
—George Orwell (19031950)
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—John Ruskin (18191900)
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