What is your favorite definition of time in a Chinese novel that just doesn't make sense in English?

Almost all of the novels I've read have used incense sticks as a measure of time, but I think my favorite phrase so far has been, "the time it takes a spark to fly off of a piece of flint."
Absolute Choice is the first novel that I've read on Wuxiaworld that I genuinely do not like.


  • In ancient China there were no clocks, so incense sticks were used to measure time.
    One stick of incense lasts about 30 minutes
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