Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLOCKIN', pr.p. A curling term: “used of a stone that is coming to rest short of the mark” (Slg. 1928 (per Ayr.4)). Lnl.1 1936:
It's short, man; it's clockin'. .

[A fig. use of Clock, v., to sit (on eggs).]

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