Queer \Queer\, a.
- At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act. “A queer look.” –W. Irving.
- Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.
Clockwork \Clock”work`\, n.
- The machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement.