- Assuming, for instance, the bar to be end- on toward the observer, that end will be a south pole if the current is flowing from left to right, clockwise, around the bar; or a north pole if flowing in the other direction, as illustrated at the right of the figure. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- Fitting the removable handcrank to the squared end of the hollow shaft and turning the crank clockwise, will advance the forward section of shaft through the medium of a pair of inclined collars. - "The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology", Don H. Berkebile.
- Where two triangles are congruent, however, but have their sides arranged in opposite order, it is better to letter them so that their corresponding parts appear in the same order, although this makes one read clockwise. - "The Teaching of Geometry", David Eugene Smith.