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Montezuma's Watch

A curious stone, weighing twenty-four tons, of basaltic porphyry, in Mexico. This immense stone is cut into figures denoting the Mexican division of time, and may be termed their calendar.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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