Posted by GPP on August 23, 2003
In Reply to: A phrase in Hay Fever by Noel Coward posted by Ann on August 23, 2003
: Since I don't have "Hay Fever" at my fingertips, this is a speculation:
: "...writhing...like one o'clock"
: One o'clock may refer to the severely bent position a person writhing (twisting) on the floor might assume.
Not an implausable suggestion. But then neither is Henry's Geordie "like one o'clock half struck". More context would help.