hwīl-þrāg, f.n: period of time. (HWEEL-THRAWGH / ˈhwiːl-ˌθraːx)

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Medieval manuscript image of a huge intricate clock, standing on earth, but with its open and visible wheel-work and dial and bell in heaven; women sit at the base of the clock, while a crowned woman in the clouds winds it.
Christine de Pisan’s Épître d’Othéa; France, 1450; Bodleian Library, MS. Laud Misc. 570, f. 28v. [digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk]

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