Compass sentence example

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  • Use your compass instead of the radar.
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  • Gabriel thought back to the three items he'd discovered in her jewelry box: the compass, a soul and the tarnished ring he gave her hundreds of years ago.
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  • The compass needle is a little steel magnet balanced upon a pivot; one end of the needle, which always bears a distinguishing mark, points approximately, but not in general exactly, to the north,' the vertical plane through the direction of the needle being termed the magnetic meridian.
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  • I think the compass tells you what kind of soul it is.
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  • "Thanks," he said and tucked the compass away.
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  • He took the soul compass only.
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  • This can be more easily shown if the compass is replaced by a magnetized knitting needle, supported horizontally by a thread.
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  • If Ritschl had clearly shown that judgments of value enfold and transform other types of knowledge, just as the "spiritual man" includes and transfigures but does not annihilate the "natural man," then within the compass of this spiritually conditioned knowledge all other knowledge would be seen to have a function and a home.
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  • He unpacked his compass and figured out the direction he should walk in order to stay near the river.
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  • Whether this justifies Wagner's successors and imitators in showing a constant preference for passages of which not even the general outline is practicable; whether it justifies a state of things in which the normal compass of every instrument in an advanced loth-century score would appear to be about a fifth higher than any player of that instrument will admit;, whether it proves that it is artistically desirable that when there.
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  • On the better farms this is done with a spirit-level or compass from time to time and hillside ditches put in at the proper places.
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  • A further difficulty arose in connexion with the variation of the compass, which induced Pedro Reinel Behaim'S Globe 1492 Fig.
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  • The Venetians - already, perhaps, indoctrinated in the Hohenstaufen plan - indicated to the leaders a way of meeting the difficulty: they had only to lend their services to the republic for certain ends which it desired to compass, and the debt was settled.
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  • Other accessories are an hour-circle, around the north pole, a compass placed beneath the globe, and a flexible quadrant used for finding the distances between places.
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  • Not hesitating to hand over the compass, she appeared torn at taking the final step of betrayal.
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  • Upon one of these is based the principle of the mariner's compass, which is said to have been known to the Chinese as early as I ioo B.C., though it was not introduced into Europe until more than 2000 years later; a magnet supported so that its axis is free to turn in a horizontal plane will come to rest with its poles pointing approximately north and south.
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  • His experimental investigations are carried out with plain and usually home-made apparatus, the accessories being crude and rough, but the essentials thoughtfully designed so as to compass in the simplest and most perfect manner the special end in view.
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  • The apex in this case will describe a circle, or rather a spiral, as it is elongating all the time, pointing to all points of the compass in succession.
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  • High above all the medley of kindreds and tongues, untrammelled by national traditions, for he had outgrown the compass of any one nation, invested with the glory of achievements in which the old bounds of the possible seemed to fall away, stood in 324 the man Alexander.
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  • This compass is only a few thousand years old.
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  • With a soul compass in one hand and his dinner in the other, Darkyn was satisfied for the first time in months.
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  • Lay the compass upon the cardboard, and observe the rate at which its needle vibrates after being displaced from its position of equilibrium; this will vary greatly in different regions.
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  • It is feeblest in architecture and strongest in the branches demanding skill and care in a limited compass, such as painting, porcelain and enamel.
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  • The city is built with its streets running between the cardinal points of the compass and crossing each other at right angles.
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  • They got another compass.
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  • How old is the compass?
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  • Some of the principal phenomena of magnetism may be demonstrated with very little apparatus; much may be done with a small bar-magnet, a pocket compass and a few ounces of iron filings.
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  • A compass having a very short needle is placed on the line which bisects the axis of the magnet at right angles, and is moved until a neutral point is found where the force due to the earth's field H is balanced by that due to the magnet.
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  • The application of this property to the construction of the mariner's compass is obvious, and it is in connexion with navigation that the first references to it occur '(see' Compass).
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  • In the Nibelungenlied, however, the primitive supremacy of the blood-tie has given place to the more modern idea of the supremacy of the passion of love, and Kriemhild marries Attila (Etzel) in order to compass the death of her brothers, in revenge for the murder of Siegfried.
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  • D is due to transient induction in horizontal soft iron, the direction of which passes continuously under or over the compass.
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  • The results of these observations are entered in a compass journal for future reference when fog or darkness prevails.
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  • The committee reported in July 1840, and after minor improvements by the makers the admiralty compass, the card of which is shown in figs.
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  • The Chinese had soon occasion to perceive how much more essential the perfection of the compass was to the superior navigators of Europe than to themselves, as the commanders of the ` Lion ' and ` Hindostan,' trusting to that instrument, stood out directly from the land into the sea."
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  • Praiseworthy efforts to compass the first end have been made in recent legislation.
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  • He studied the compass.
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  • Clearly you found the compass.
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  • "Alright. Here's another," Tamer said and held out the compass.
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  • The writing on the tablet was too faded to make out, and the symbols he did see looked nothing like those on the compass.
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  • "The writing on this is from the time-before-time," Tamer said, motioning to the compass.
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  • She held out something that looked like a compass.
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  • Gabe asked, holding up the compass.
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  • I figured out a few of the symbols on your compass.
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  • Darkyn was old enough to read the compass.
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  • In 1727 he gained the prize given by the Academie des Sciences for his paper "On the best manner of forming and distributing the masts of ships"; and two other prizes, one for his dissertation "On the best method of observing the altitude of stars at sea," the other for his paper "On the best method of observing the variation of the compass at sea."
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  • This great event was preceded by the general Portu- utilization in Europe of the polarity of the magnetic guese ex- needle in the construction of the mariner's compass.
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  • Its presence contributes to the dark colour of many basalts and other basic rocks, and may cause them to disturb the compass.
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  • The cotton is pressed locally and afterwards " compressed " into a very small compass.
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  • It was a mile in diameter, built in concentric circles, with the mosque and palace of the caliph in the centre, and had four gates toward the four points of the compass.
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  • Suppose the switches to be adjusted so that the effective number of turns in the variable coil is loo; the magnetizing forces in the two coils will then be equal, and if the test rod is of the same quality as the standard, the flow of induction will be confined entirely to the iron circuit, the two yokes will be at the same magnetic potential, and the compass needle will not be affected.
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  • If, however, the permeability of the test rod differs from that of the standard, the number of lines of induction flowing in opposite directions through the two rods will differ, and the excess will flow from one yoke to the other, partly through the air, and partly along the path provided by the bent bars, deflecting the compass needle.
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  • But a balance may still be obtained by altering the effective number of turns in the test coil, and thus increasing or decreasing the magnetizing force acting on the test rod, till the induction in the two rods is the same, a condition which is fulfilled when reversal of the current has no effect on the compass needle.
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  • The effect of these is beautifully illustrated by a model consisting of a number of little compass needles pivoted on sharp points and grouped near to one another upon a board, which is placed inside a large magnetizing coil.
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  • If the stichometry of Nicephorus is right, the existing form of the book is merely fragmentary compared with its original compass.
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  • On the breaking out of the Rye House Plot, of which neither he, Essex, nor Sidney had the slightest knowledge, he was accused by informers of promising his assistance to raise an insurrection and compass the death of the king.
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  • In February 1789, guided by compass, he traversed the country, practically unknown to white men, from Frederickstown to Quebec, falling in with Indians by the way, with whom he fraternized; and in a subsequent expedition he was formally adopted at Detroit by the Bear tribe of Hurons as one of their chiefs, and made his way down the Mississippi to New Orleans, whence he returned to England.
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  • The investigations on magnetism led to the important practical discovery of a means of rectifying or compensating compass errors in ships.
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  • Numerous lateral ramifying branches spread out from the main trunk in a horizontal direction, tier upon tier, covering a compass of ground the diameter of which is often greater than the height of the tree.
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  • Through affection she purifies the activity of the test of every institution, impulse, act; his fabric and knowledge at every point, is evidently beyond the compass of such an article as this.
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  • The speech is unfortunately lost, but Gibbon, who heard it, told his friend Holroyd (afterwards Earl of Sheffield) that Fox, "taking the vast compass of the question before us, discovered powers for regular debate which neither his friends hoped nor his enemies dreaded."
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  • The national love of works of large compass shows itself in the production of long epic poems, both of the historic and of the imitative Alexandrian type.
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  • Another of his works, Recensio canonica effectionum geometricarum, bears a stamp not less modern, being what we now call an algebraic geometry - in other words, a collection of precepts how to construct algebraic expressions with the use of rule and compass only.
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  • Vieta, however, did not accept it, as there existed a solution by means of the rule and the compass only, which he published himself in his Apollonius Gallus (1600).
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  • The town, which is situated at the foot of the wooded heights of Edugh, is surrounded with a modern rampart erected outside the old Arab wall, the compass of which was found too small for its growth.
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  • The city is laid out with almost unbroken regularity and is compactly built - the streets running nearly with the cardinal points of the compass.
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  • Heat and cold, rain and drought, the winds in relation to the points of the compass, were nearest their wants and supplies, and were never out of their thoughts.
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  • It was used for taking the altitudes of sun, moon and stars; for calculating latitude; for determining the points of the compass, and time; for ascertaining heights of mountains, &c.; and for construction of horoscopes.
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  • Gioja's latest work Filosofia della statistica (2 vols., 1826; p vols., 1829-1830) contains in brief compass the essence of his ideas on human life, and affords the clearest insight into his aim and method in philosophy both theoretical and practical.
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  • Round the base is a flagged pathway surrounded by a stone railing and entered at the four points of the compass by gateways some 18 ft.
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  • He was not, however, destined to compass the downfall of the Sullan regime; the crisis of the Slave War placed the Senate at the mercy of Pompey and Crassus, who in 70 B.C. swept away the safeguards of senatorial ascendancy, restored the initiative in legislation to the tribunes, and replaced the Equestrian order, i.e.
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  • But the very futility of the accusations must have betrayed to More the bitter determination of his enemies to compass his destruction.
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  • A carefully made ship's compass is usually employed, though in some cases the compass card, with its attached magnets, is made reversible, so that the inclination to the zero of the card of the magnetic axis of the system of magnets attached to the card can be eliminated by reversal.
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  • The principle of the method consists in deflecting the compass needle by means of a horizontal magnet supported vertically over the compass card, the axis of the deflecting magnet being always perpendicular to the axis of the magnet attached to the card.
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  • It is also more particularly applied to a mathematical instrument ("pair of compasses") for measuring or for describing a circle, and to the mariner's compass.
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  • The mariner's compass, with which this article is concerned, is an instrument by means of which the directive force of that great magnet, the Earth, upon a freely-suspended needle, is utilized for a purpose essential to navigation.
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  • Following the first chart of lines of equal variation compiled by Edmund Halley in 1700, charts of similar type have been published from time to time embodying recent observations and corrected for the secular change, thus providing seamen with values of the variation accurate to about 30' of arc. Possessing these data, it is easy to ascertain by observation the effects of the iron in a ship in disturbing the compass, and it will be found for the most part in every vessel that the needle is deflected from the magnetic meridian by a horizontal angle called the deviation of the compass; in some directions of the ship's head adding to the known variation of the place, in other directions subtracting from it.
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  • The approaches to Cossack, North Australia; Cape St Francis, Labrador; the coasts of Madagascar and Iceland, are remarkable for such disturbance of the compass.
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  • The compass as we know it is the result of the necessities of navigation, which have increased from century to century.
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  • 4 shows the general arrangement of mounting all compass cards in the bowl.
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  • 5 another form of compass called a liquid or spirit compass is shown partly in section.
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  • Great steadiness of card under severe shocks and vibrations, combined with a minimum of friction in the cap and pivot, is obtained with this compass.
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  • In every ship a position is selected for the navigating or standard compass as free from neighbouring iron as possible, and by this compass all courses are shaped and bearings taken.
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  • They are also fitted with different forms of suspension in which the compass is mounted to obviate the mechanical disturbance of the card caused by the vibration of the hull in ships driven by powerful engines.
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  • The effects of the iron and steel used in the construction of ships upon the compass occupied the attention of the ablest physicists of the i 9th century, with results which enable navigators to conduct their ships with perfect safety.
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  • The disturbance of the compass by the magnetism of the hull is generally modified, sometimes favourably, more often un favourably, by the magnetized fittings of the ship, such as masts, conning towers, deck houses, engines and boilers.
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  • Thus in every ship the compass needle is more or less subject to deviation differing in amount and direction for every azimuth of the ship's head.
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  • "Investigator" in 1800-1803, and in 1810 led that officer to introduce the practice of placing the ship's head on each point of the compass, and noting the amount of deviation whether to the east or west of the magnetic north, a process which is in full exercise at the present day, and is called "swinging ship."
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  • If an iron ship be swung when upright for deviation, and the mean horizontal and vertical magnetic forces at the compass positions be also observed in different parts of the world, mathematical analysis shows that the deviations are caused partly by the permanent magnetism of hard iron, partly by the transient induced magnetism of soft iron both horizontal and vertical, and in a lesser degree by iron which is neither magnetically hard nor soft, but which becomes magnetized in the same manner as hard iron, though it gradually loses its magnetism on change of conditions, as, for example, in the case of a ship, repaired and hammered in dock, steaming in an opposite direction at sea.
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  • Instead of observing the deviation solely for the purposes of correcting the indications of the compass when disturbed by the iron of the ship, the practice is to subject all deviations to mathematical analysis with a view to their mechanical correction.
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  • B has reference to horizontal forces acting in a longitudinal direction in the ship, and caused partly by the permanent magnetism of hard iron, partly by vertical induction in vertical soft iron either before or abaft the compass.
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  • E is due to transient induction in horizontal soft iron unsymmetrically placed with regard to the compass.
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  • When data of this character have been obtained the compass deviations may be mechanically corrected to within i° - always adhering to the principal that "like cures like."
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  • Thus the part of B caused by the permanent magnetism of hard iron must be corrected by permanent magnets horizontally placed in a fore and aft direction; the other part caused by vertical soft iron by means of bars of vertical soft iron, called Flinders bars, before or abaft the compass.
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  • C is compensated by permanent magnets athwartships and horizontal; D by masses of soft iron on both sides of the compass, and generally in the form of cast-iron spheres, with their centres in the same horizontal plane as the needles; E is usually too small to require correction; A is fortunately rarely of any value, as it cannot be corrected.
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  • The deviation observed when the ship inclines to either side is due - (i) to hard iron acting vertically upwards or downwards; (2) to vertical soft iron immediately below the compass; (3) to vertical induction in horizontal soft iron when inclined.
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  • Although a compass may thus be made practically correct for a given time and place, the magnetism of the ship is liable to changes on changing her geographical position, and especially so when steaming at right angles or nearly so to the magnetic meridian, for then sub-permanent magnetism is developed in the hull.
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  • Hence, however carefully a compass may be placed and subsequently compensated, the mariner has no safety without constantly observing the bearings of the sun, stars or distant terrestrial objects, to ascertain its deviation.
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  • Every compass and corrector supplied to the ships of the British navy is previously examined in detail at the Compass Observatory established by the admiralty at Deptford.
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  • A museum containing compasses of various types invented during the 19th century is attached to the Compass Observatory at Deptford.
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  • The mariner's compass during the early part of the 19th century was still a very imperfect instrument, although numerous inventors had tried to improve it.
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  • In 1837 the Admiralty Compass Committee was appointed to make a scientific investigation of the subject, and propose a form of compass suitable alike for azimuth and steering purposes.
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  • Until 1876, when Sir William Thomson introduced his patent compass, this compass was not only the regulation compass of the British navy, but was largely used in other countries in the same or a modified form.
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  • The introduction of powerful engines causing serious vibration to compass cards of the admiralty type, coupled with the prevailing desire for larger cards, the deviation of which could also be more conveniently compensated, led to the gradual introduction of the Thomson compass.
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  • The first liquid compass used in England was invented by Francis Crow, of Faversham, in 1813.
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  • It is said that the idea of a liquid compass was suggested to Crow -by the experience of the captain of a coasting vessel whose compass card was oscillating wildly until a sea broke on board filling the compass bowl, when the card became steady.
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  • It has also proved to be the most trustworthy compass under the shock of heavy gun fire at present available.
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  • The deflector is an instrument designed to enable an observer to reduce the deviations of the compass to an amount not exceeding 2 0 during fogs, or at any time when bearings of distant objects are not available.
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  • It is certain that if the directive forces on the north, east, south and west points of a compass are equal, there can be no deviation.
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  • Johnson, R.N., showed from experiments in the iron steamship "Garry Owen" that the vessel acted on an external compass as a magnet.
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  • Airy's and Flinders's correctors form the basis of all compass correctors to this day.
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  • In 1855 the Liverpool Compass Committee began its work of investigating the magnetism of ships of the mercantile marine, resulting in three reports to the Board of Trade, all of great value, the last being presented in 1861.
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  • The Chinese, the Arabs, the Greeks, the Etruscans, the Finns and the Italians have all been claimed as originators of the compass.
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  • There is no genuine record of a Chinese marine compass before A.D.
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  • The Chinese name for the compass is ting-nan-ching, or needle pointing to the south; and a distinguishing mark is fixed on the magnet's southern pole, as in European compasses upon the northern one."
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  • The number of points of the compass, according to the Chinese, is twenty-four, which are reckoned from the south pole; the form also of the instrument they employ is different from that familiar to Europeans.
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  • On the other hand, it has been contended that a knowledge of the mariner's compass was communicated by them directly or indirectly to the early Arabs, and through the latter was introduced into Europe.
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  • Gunpowder, the compass, the Arabic numerals and paper, are nowhere spoken of as discoveries, and yet they must have wrought a total change in war, in navigation, in science, and in education.
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  • Robertson asserts (Historical Disquisition concerning Ancient India, p. 227) that the Arabs, Turks and Persians have no original name for the compass, it being called by them Bossola, the Italian name, which shows that the thing signified is foreign to them as well as the word.
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  • I have nothing but argument to offer touching this matter, having never met with any person in Persia or the Indies to inform me when the compass was first known among them, though I made inquiry of the most learned men in both countries.
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  • The Arab traders in the Levant certainly used a floating compass, as did the Italians before the introduction of the pivoted needle; the magnetized piece of iron being floated upon a small raft of cork or reeds in a bowl of water.
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  • The Turkish compass consists but of 8 points, the four Cardinal and the four Collateral."
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  • That the value of the compass was thus, even in the latter part of the r 7th century, so imperfectly recognized in the East may serve to explain how in earlier times that instrument, long after the first discovery of its properties, may have been generally neglected by navigators.
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  • 3 Brunetto Latini also makes reference to the compass in his encyclopaedia Livres dou tre.
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  • The earliest unquestionable description of a pivoted compass is that contained in the remarkable Epistola de magnete of Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, written at Lucera in 1269 to Sigerus de Foncaucourt.
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  • In the second part Peregrinus describes first an improved floating compass with fiducial line, a circle graduated with 90 degrees to each quadrant, and provided with movable sights for taking bearings.
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  • He then describes a new compass with a needle thrust through a pivoted axis, placed in a box with transparent cover, cross index of brass or silver, divided circle, and an external "rule" or alhidade provided with a pair of sights.
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  • In the Leiden MS. of this work, which for long was erroneously ascribed to one Peter Adsiger, is a spurious passage, long believed to mention the variation of the compass.
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  • Prior to this clear description of a pivoted compass by Peregrinus in 1269, the Italian sailors had used the floating magnet, probably introduced into this region of the Mediterranean by traders belonging to the port of Amalfi, as commemorated in the line of the poet Panormita: "Prima dedit nautis usum magnetis Amalphis."
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  • From this passage arose a legend, which took shape only in the 17th century, that the compass was invented in the year 1302 by a person to whom was given the fictitious name of Flavio Gioja, of Amalfi.
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  • Yule (Book of Marco Polo) " Respecting the mariner's compass and gunpowder, I shall say nothing, as no one now, I believe, imagines Marco to have had anything to do with their introduction."
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  • When, and by whom, the compass card was added is a matter of conjecture.
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  • Certainly the Rosa Ventorum, or Wind-rose, is far older than the compass itself; and the naming of the eight principal "winds" goes back to the Temple of the Winds in Athens built by Andronicus Cyrrhestes.
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  • The north point, indicated in some of the oldest compass cards with a broad arrow-head or a spear, as well as with a T for Tramontano, gradually developed by a combination of these, about 1492, into a fleur de lis, still universal.
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  • Da Buti, the Dante commentator, in 1380 says the sailors use a compass at the middle of which is pivoted a wheel of light paper to turn on its pivot, on which wheel the needle is fixed and the star (wind-rose) painted.
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  • The term binnacle, originally bittacle, is a corruption of the Portuguese abitacolo, to denote the housing enclosing the compass, probably originating with the Portuguese navigators.
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  • The improvement of the compass has been but a slow process.
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  • He introduced a pattern having four or five parallel straight strips of magnetized steel fixed under a card, a form which remained the standard admiralty type until the introduction of the modern Thomson (Kelvin) compass in 1876.
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  • Three weeks after his coronation Martin excommunicated the Greek emperor and all his subjects, and allied himself with Charles of Anjou and the Venetians to compass his downfall.
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  • Owing to proximity to the magnetic compass the whole of the tube must be non-magnetic. High-strength bronze was used in the earlier practice in the British navy.
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  • The exchange (Borsen), on the quay to the east, is an ornate gabled building erected in 1619-1640, surmounted by a remarkable spire, formed of four dragons, with their heads directed to the four points of the compass, and their bodies entwining each other till their tai, come to a point at the top. To the south is the arsenal (Tbjhus) with a collection of ancient armour.
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  • " Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible; let us chase our imagination to the heavens or to the utmost limits of the universe; we never really advance a step beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any kind of existence, but those perceptions which have appeared in that narrow compass.
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  • The essential difference between monks and regular canons may be explained as follows: monks, whether hermits or cenobites, are men who live a certain kind of life for its own sake, for the purpose of leading a Christian life according to the Gospel's counsel and thus serving God and saving their own souls; external works, either temporal or spiritual, are accidental; clericature or ordination is an addition, an accession, and no part of their object, and, as a matter of fact, till well on in the middle ages it was not usual for monks to be priests; in a word, the life they lead is their object, and they do not adopt it in order the better to compass some other end.
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  • The town occupies chiefly the acclivity of Compass Hill, and while of picturesque appearance is built in a very irregular manner, the streets being narrow and precipitous.
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  • Even this second circuit, however, was of small compass, and it was not till 1320-1330 that a third line took in the greater part of the modern site of the city proper.
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  • As the curtain approached, the compass needle always deviated to the west, oscillated as the curtain passed the zenith, and then deviated to the east.
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  • The direction in which the compass needle deviated was west or east, according as the curtain approached from the south or the north; as the curtain retired the deviation eventually diminished.
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  • His mythological or pastoral dramas, his great satiric epos of Adam Homo (1841-1848), his comedies, his lyrics, and above all his noble philosophic tragedy of Kalanus, prove the immense breadth of his compass, and the inexhaustible riches of his imagination.
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  • It was therefore clearly necessary with regard to both the older and the newer law to take some steps to collect into one or more bodies or masses so much of the law as was to be regarded as binding, reducing it within a reasonable compass, and purging away the contradictions or inconsistencies which it contained.
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  • But let it be observed, first, that to reduce the huge and confused mass of pre-existing law into the compass of these two collections was an immense practical benefit to the empire; secondly, that, whereas the work which he undertook was accomplished in seven years, the infinitely more difficult task of codification might probably have been left unfinished at Tribonian's death, or even at Justinian's own, and been abandoned by his successor; thirdly, that in the extracts preserved in the Digest we have the opinions of the greatest legal luminaries given in their own admirably lucid, philosophical and concise language, while in the extracts of which the Codex is composed we find valuable historical evidence bearing on the administration and social condition of the later Pagan and earlier Christian empire; fourthly, that Justinian's age, that is to say, the intellect of the men whose services he commanded, was quite unequal to so vast an undertaking as the fusing upon scientific principles into one new organic whole of the entire law of the empire.
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  • It is much disputed what the original compass of the Decalogue was.
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  • The detail of these raids is quite beyond the compass of the present article, and a summary or synopsis must suffice.
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  • He was the last of those universal minds which have been able to compass all domains of human activity and knowledge; for he stood on the brink of an era of rapidly expanding knowledge which has made for ever impossible the universality of interest and sympathy which distinguished him.
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  • The results were published in a General Chart of the Variation of the Compass in 1701; and immediately afterwards he executed by royal command a careful survey of the tides and coasts of the British Channel, an elaborate map of which he produced in 1702.
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  • The whole structure was roughly orientated, with the corners towards the cardinal points of the compass.
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  • It consisted simply of a light metallic needle balanced on a pivot like a compass needle.
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  • Feeling the difficulty of supposing that all the ancient minstrels sang of the " wrath of Achilles " or the " return of Ulysses " (leaving out even the capture of Troy itself), he was led to assume that two poems of no great compass dealing with these two themes became so famous at an early period as to throw other parts of the Trojan story into the background, and were then enlarged by successive generations of rhapsodists.
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  • A number of the chief gods, sometimes four, but generally eight of them, now appear as lokapalas or world-guardians, having definite quarters or intermediate quarters of the compass assigned to them as their special domains.
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  • These are, briefly speaking, the decay of those great fabrics, church and empire, which ruled the middle ages both as ideas and as realities; the development of nationalities and languages; the enfeeblement of the feudal system throughout Europe; the invention and application of paper, the mariner's compass, gunpowder, and printing; the exploration of continents beyond the ocean; and the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy.
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  • Oersted's important discovery was the fact that when a wire joining the end plates of a voltaic pile is held near a pivoted magnet or compass needle, the latter is deflected and places itself more or less transversely to the wire, the direction depending upon whether the wire is above or below the needle, and on the manner in which the copper or zinc ends of the pile are connected to it.
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  • He found that a vibrating magnetic compass needle came to rest sooner when placed over a plate of copper than otherwise, and also that a plate of copper rotating under a suspended magnet tended to drag the magnet in the same direction.
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  • With this his dominion would have attained much the same compass as later under Lysimachus; farther than.
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  • The introduction of the clinical thermometer, which allows us to ascertain exactly the amount to which the temperature rises in fever or to which it is reduced by antipyretic measures, is to the physician like the compass to the sailor, and allows him to steer safely between two extremes.
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  • His style has frequently been blamed for its obscurity and difficulty, but this is due to two causes: his habit of compressing his arguments into narrow compass, and of always writing with the opposite side of the case in view, so that it has been said of the Analogy that it raises more doubts than it solves.
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  • In his experiments a long compass needle is mounted so as to swing in the surface of the liquid under investigation.
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  • The town (which is often called "the metallurgical capital of Wales") is the chief seat of the copper, spelter, tin-plate and patent fuel industries, and has within a compass of 4 m.
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  • Varro was not surpassed in the compass of his writings by any ancient, not even by any one of the later Greek philosophers, to some of whom tradition ascribes a fabulous number of separate works.
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  • The town, in the shape of a rectangular parallelogram, with the corners pointing approximately toward the cardinal points of the compass, covered 741 acres of ground.
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  • It is probable that these small but practical concessions would have satisfied the lay Roman Catholics and the secular priests, but they were very far from contenting the Jesuits, by whom the results of such leniency were especially feared: "What rigour of laws would not compass in so many years," wrote Henry Tichborne, the Jesuit, in 1598, "this liberty and lenity will effectuate in 20 days, to wit the disfurnishing of the seminaries, the disanimating of men to come and others to return, the expulsion of the society and confusion as in Germany, extinction of zeal and favour, disanimation of princes from the hot pursuit of the enterprise..
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  • An insect with wings thus hinged may, as far as steadiness of body is concerned, be not inaptly compared to a compass set upon gimbals, where the universality of motion in one direction ensures comparative fixedness in another."
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  • In both orographical systems the principal rivers start nearly all together from a central nucleus, and in both cases they radiate to opposite quarters of the compass; but whereas in the Alps the Rhone and the Rhine, flowing south-west and north-east respectively, follow longitudinal valleys, and the Aar and the Ticino, flowing north-west and south-east respectively, follow transverse valleys, in the Caucasus the streams which flow south-west and north-east, namely, the headwaters of the Rion and the Terek, travel along transverse valleys, and those of the Kura and the Kuban, flowing south-east and north-west respectively, traverse longitudinal valleys.
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  • Although the Avesta is a work of but moderate compass (comparable, say, to the Iliad and Odyssey taken together), there nevertheless exists no single MS. which gives it in entirety.
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  • It is, indeed, if not the most amusing of Swift's satirical works, the most strikingly original, and the one in which the compass of his powers is most fully displayed.
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  • If we suppose the sun's mass once existed in a state of extreme diffusion, the energy yielded by collecting it into its present compass would not suffice to maintain its present rate of radiation for more than 17,000,000 years in the past; nor if its mean density were ultimately to rise to eight times its present amount, for more than the same period in the future.
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  • In the Sneeuwberg range is Compass Berg, 8500 ft.
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  • It has been stated that "in the compass of a single week, and that for years, he spoke in general forty hours, and in very many sixty, and that to thousands."
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  • For the present the contention of the American colonists and of the defenders of Wilkes at home was confined within the compass of the law.
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  • Yet in both cases it might easily pass beyond that compass, and might rest itself upon an appeal to the duty of governments to modify the law, and to enlarge the basis of their authority, when law and authority have become too narrow.
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  • It is too often the case to be a mere accident that men who become eminent for wide compass of understanding and penetrating comprehension, are in their adolescence unsettled and desultory.
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  • This important ore of iron is most celebrated for its magnetic properties (see Magnetism and Compass), but the mineral is not always magnetic, although invariably attracted by a magnet.
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  • In fact, while trying to compass the destruction of the republican movement of the Left, he was taking careful steps to gain over all classes.
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  • Venice, the duchy of Milan and the duke of Modena were on his side; the pope and the grandduke of Tuscany were trembling, but the romantic expedition of the duke of Guise to Naples, and the outbreak of the Fronde, saved Spain, who had refused to take part in the treaties of Westphalia and whose ruin Mazarin wished to compass.
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  • He at once endeavoured to compass the overthrow of Arnold of Brescia, the leader of anti-papal sentiment in Rome.
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  • One object of the pony breeder, while maintaining hardiness of constitution, is to control size - to compress the most valuable qualities into small compass.
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  • At that time the " compass " microscope was in use.
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  • One leg of a compass carried the object, and the other the lens, the distance between the two being regulated by a screw.
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  • It was in 1873 that he undertook to write a series of articles for Good Words on the mariner's compass.
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  • In the meanwhile the compass went through a process of complete reconstruction in his hands, a process which enabled both the permanent and the temporary magnetism of the ship to be readily compensated, while the weight of the bo-in.
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  • Second only to the compass in its value to the sailor is Thomson's sounding apparatus, whereby soundings can be taken in 100 fathoms by a ship steaming at 16 knots; and by the employment of piano-wire of a breaking strength of 140 tons per square inch and an iron sinker weighing only 34 lb, with a selfregistering pressure gauge, soundings can be rapidly taken in deep ocean.
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  • The city is in great part laid out in rectangular squares, the streets running nearly with the cardinal points of the compass.
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  • She'd left him the soul compass and his soul in her jewelry box, along with the ring he gave her, so he knew they were intended for him.
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  • Tamer, Rhyn's half-brother and the least friendly member of the Council, had deciphered five of the twenty symbols on the compass.
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  • Guessing the compass only worked in the mortal world, Gabe emplaced it around his neck before picking up the green emerald – the form a soul took after death – and peering at it.
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  • He tossed it on the table with a thud then set the compass on top.
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  • He debated which he trusted less: the Ancient Immortal that made the compass or the death-dealers that carried them.
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  • He flipped the notebook open to show a neatly sketched diagram of the compass with the ones he'd interpreted highlighted.
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  • What if the demons were choosing which souls they wanted, based on the compass readings?
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  • For over 30 years, Compass Gallery has set a precedent of visiting all the Scottish shows.
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  • The HMR3300 is a three-axis, tilt compensated compass that uses a two-axis accelerometer for enhanced performance up to a 60° tilt range.
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  • Modified BPW A-frame & Handbrake All Compass models feature the new modified A-frame to the BPW Swing V-Tech chassis.
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  • The Suunto X6HR is a combined altimeter, Barometer, Compass and heart rate monitor with PC interface.
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  • It turned out that it had a simple autopilot to keep it in level flight, at a set altitude and compass bearing.
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  • To measure an azimuth, simply turn your entire body toward the object, pointing the compass cover directly at the object.
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  • Magnetic variation occurs and must be added to - or subtracted from - the actual compass reading to give the true azimuth.
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  • The oscillator was rotated by a brass wheel on the side of the compass binnacle, the two being connected by a steel cable.
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  • A 21 key chanter is also possible with a reflexed bore to bring the lowest keys within reach - compass g to b 11.
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  • Most depended upon survey using the mariner's compass.
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  • The legs were chosen so as to include both wall corners which had been chosen to calibrate the compass.
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  • The prismatic compass does not have to be tripod mounted to be read to * or - 0.5°, but clinometers do.
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  • Although different models of the lensatic compass vary somewhat in the details of their use, the principles are the same.
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  • Has anyone, anywhere, ever gotten accuracy that good from a magnetic compass?
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  • She has the strongest moral compass of anyone I know.
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  • Within this narrow compass, he achieves remarkable diversity of structure and emotional tone.
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  • Compass Binoculars There is no doubt that compass Binoculars There is no doubt that compass binoculars have become very popular for marine use.
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  • For the same reason the gyro compass was not working.
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  • For five miles I rode south, striking a tinder from time to time to look at my pocket compass.
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  • The amount this differs from the baseline provided by the precision compass is plotted.
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  • Brass compass Know where you are going at all times with this sensible brass hand bearing compass.
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  • A strong magnet held on one side of the hand can easily deflect a compass needle on the other side of the same hand.
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  • None of the compass deviation events reported here were the result of these well known phenomena.
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  • What about drawing diagrams in maths or using a compass?
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  • The alignment of the temple with the compass directions emphasizes its basis in the world.
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  • A Secretary of State who calls Martin McGuinness " Babe " has a pretty dodgy moral compass.
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  • All points of the compass were suddenly enveloped in darkness.
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  • We will be assisted in due course by the implementation of COMPASS and the ability to monitor the ethnicity of offenders and victims.
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  • They are not only permanent fixtures of our way of life, they also provide our security policies with a moral compass.
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  • With all the hot weather, Compass Rangers still found time to have a chocolate fondue during exams in order to help them relax.
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  • Repeater Compasses The indications of the master gyro compass can be transmitted to almost any number of repeater compasses.
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  • Sight through the rear sight and the window in the mirror and align the hairline at the reflection of the face of the compass.
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  • The Hx and Hy information can be used to determine compass headings in reference to the magnetic poles.
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  • When the compass is on the new heading, put the helm hard over to port.
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  • One of these faults is that of allowing the helmsman to steer otherwise than by the compass.
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  • The compass stays out nonetheless, to avoid inadvertent straying onto the ridge connecting with Ben More Assynt.
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  • As Carr says a compass " is a valuable and indeed indispensable guide.
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  • The second phase, known as Compass, is the procurement of a managed service through a private finance initiative contract.
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  • The plane was a mess; the only instruments left working were a small magnetic compass, the airspeed indicator and altimeter.
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  • The compass revealed nothing of the nature of terrestrial magnetism to the medieval thinker.
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  • The needles run over Betty's body have their obvious source in the compass needle run over the car.
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  • One group went off to do orienteering during the morning, enabling them to learn how to use a map and compass.
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  • Each of the four compass points around the atom symbol in a Lewis diagram represents one of the four possible positions for electron pairs.
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  • The dial also has a sun compass function Has a 10 hour ratchet operated rotating bezel, with bezel rider tabs for easy gripping.
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  • The chanter, based on the Highland pattern is longer and fitted with keywork to extend the compass and give semitones as required.
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  • Honeywell's magnetoresistive sensors are utilized to provide the reliability and accuracy of these small, solid state compass designs.
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  • Within his bending sickle 's compass come; which alters when it alteration finds, it is the star to every wand'ring bark.
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  • John Hitchcock made spinets with a compass of five octaves; some are known bearing dates between 1620 and 1640.
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  • Then align the straightedge, which is on the left side of the compass, alongside the drawn line on the map.
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  • Consider training for this event by running on mountain terrain where possible and by practicing fine map reading and compass skills.
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  • These calculations are little more than three-dimensional trigonometry in most cases involving converting tape, compass and clino measurements into an XYZ vector.
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  • Being up to my neck in cold water whilst trying to get readings from a temperamental compass and clinometer sounded deeply unpleasant.
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  • Ahead, Bryson, no compass, had gone walkabout.
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  • Those instruments of which the tones and compass are most suitable for polyphonic melody are for the most part high in pitch; a circumstance which, in conjunction with the practice (initiated by the monodists and ratified by science and common sense) of reckoning chords upwards from the bass, leads to the conclusion that the instruments which hold the main threads in the design shall be supported where necessary by a simple harmonic filling-out on some keyed instrument capable of forming an unobtrusive background.
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  • Again and again, during his absence on the public service, the barons and prelates would assemble to compass his ruin or dispose of his crown, when, suddenly, " like a tempest," from the depths of Silesia or of Bosnia, he would himself appear among them, confounding and scattering them, often without resistance, always without bloodshed.
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  • No one will, of course, question the importance of the schism which created the distinction between Protestants and Catholics, but it must always be remembered that the religious questions at issue comprised a relatively small part of the whole compass of human aspirations and conduct, even to those to whom religion was especially vital, while a large majority of the leaders in literature, art, science and public affairs went their way seemingly almost wholly unaffected by theological problems.
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  • On the inside of every compass bowl a vertical black line is drawn, called the "lubber's point," and it is imperative FIG.
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  • When data of this character have been obtained the compass deviations may be mechanically corrected to within i° - always adhering to the principal that "like cures like."
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  • Poisson published his Memoir on the Deviations of the Compass caused by the Iron in a Vessel.
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  • From Poisson's equations Archibald Smith deduced the formulae given in the Admiralty Manual for Deviations of the Compass (1st ed., 1862), a work which has formed the basis of numerous other manuals since published in Great Britain and other countries.
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  • The music, vocal and instrumental, is generally of little compass, and in the minor key; it is therefore plaintive, and strikes a European ear as somewhat monotonous, though often possessing a simple beauty, and the charm of antiquity, for there is little doubt that the favorite airs have been handed down from remote ages.
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  • The supernatural coats and the quintessential loaf may be paralleled but cannot be surpassed; and the book is throughout a mine of suggestiveness, as, for example, in the anticipation of Carlyle's clothes philosophy within the compass of a few lines.
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  • His invention of the proportional compass or sector - an implement still used in geometrical drawing - dates from 1597; and about the same time he constructed the first thermometer, consisting of a bulb and tube filled with air and water, and terminating in a vessel of water.
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  • Any kind of experimentation from any part of the political compass would be extremely risky without the safety valve of a flexible exchange rate.
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  • One day him and Nelson were boxing, The compass, like sailor lads do.
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  • Honeywell 's magnetoresistive sensors are utilized to provide the reliability and accuracy of these small, solid state compass designs.
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  • The origin of the compass is shrouded in mystery.
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  • Last but not least, most of the work involves the Michael Palin center for stammering children and City University 's COMPASS center.
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  • Once set up the compass is not required for the surveying instrument.
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  • Through its subsidiaries, Compass Group can offer the widest choice of vending solutions to the market.
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  • If you're going to be trekking in the great outdoors on the weekends, buy a sports watch that has a compass.
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  • A built in electronic compass and barometer altimeter - this will help you navigate through nature's rough terrains and oceans.
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  • Features you can find on a handheld unit are altimeter, compass and the ability to create your own routes and trails.
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  • Binoculars and a compass should make it on the shopping list of any hunter.
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  • A compass guides you as you walk through the woods in pursuit of a hunting trophy of your own.
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  • Beyond basic GPS and time, this watch also includes a compass, a barometer and an altimeter.
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  • For the sportsman, a personalized hunting knife is a quite popular gift idea as well as a sportsmen's set with a multi-use pocket knife, flashlight and compass.
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  • Students will need to take the ACT or the COMPASS test prior to enrollment.
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  • Those who wish to apply to be full-time students at JJC need to complete an application for the school and submit a high school or GED transcript and their score on the ACT COMPASS placement test.
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  • Rather than using their own placement tests, the college accepts COMPASS, ASSET, ACT, SAT, and/or ITED; however, the school administers the COMPASS or ASSET test free of charge if students do not have previous exams on file.
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  • From his haunting acoustic material as heard on the albums Harvest and Harvest Moon to his garage rock powerhouse band Crazy Horse, Neil Young has been following his own inspired musical compass for the better part of four decades.
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  • This is different from reading south on a compass; to find solar south, or "true south" in your area, contact a local solar energy company or builder.
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  • If you're going on a short hike, for example, typically large pockets at the hips will fit a small bottle of water when you need both hands for another task, and smaller pockets can carry light snacks, a compass, and more.
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  • Whether you're headed on an organized trip as part of a group, or leaving on a trip that you or your travel agent put together for you, pull out your best luggage, grab a compass, and some good walking shoes.
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  • Some of the other optional features that can be included with these types of goggles include a compass, flood lenses and a mounting bracket for a helmet.
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  • Talk to the men, then give them the compass.
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  • Navigation: This includes a map and compass at the very least.
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  • Each compass direction has an assigned element just as each direction has accompanying colors that correlate to the element.
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  • While decorating your My Space background based on a compass direction may not be feasible, you can certainly look at it from a visual perspective.
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  • Therefore, the cycle goes on eternally.This proper orientation is very important because the symbol is also a type of compass and seasonal marker.
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  • As a compass rose, the yin yang symbol is oriented quite differently than a western compass.
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  • The electronic Feng Shui compass, Fortune Compass, was unveiled in November 2008 after a year of beta testing.
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  • Steve Vollum is an electrical engineer, programmer and the inventor of the Fortune Compass, the first electronic compass for calculating feng shui.
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  • His idea for this feng shui compass was an expression of his personal success in using feng shui to enhance his life.
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  • This handheld ultimate feng shui compass was beta tested by professionals prior to its release.
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  • It makes feng shui accessible to everyone, giving the feng shui compass a 21st century spin.
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  • Both distinguished feng shui experts were very enthusiastic about the Fortune Compass and endorsed the device.
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  • Best directions - The Fortune Compass calculates and gives your best directions for sleeping, health, working, success, relationships and more.
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  • Authentic and traditional Feng Shui formulas have been programmed into this hand held compass.
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  • Rechargeable battery - The compass comes with an internal lithium polymer battery.
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  • Compass school relies upon accurate compass readings, so this new electronic compass reduces the chance of human error in determining the exact degrees for the facing direction of your home.
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  • Getting an accurate reading can be hampered by the pitch when taking a compass reading with a typical compass.
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  • The manufacturer claims the electronic compass is accurate up to ±2 degrees with a ±30° pitch or roll.
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  • If you're holding the compass with too much of a tilt, you'll receive a message on the screen that will remain lit up until you level the compass.
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  • Rubicon Marketing Group was part of the beta test group and quickly became Fortune Compass believers, after implementing the compass readings which resulted in a record for contracting new business.
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  • You can read more success stories on the Fortune Compass Blog.
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  • You can purchase an electronic feng shui compass directly from Fortune Compass, LLC for $399.
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  • In feng shui applications, yin and yang are balanced by adhering to certain principles found in form and compass schools.
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  • Compass directions and elements have matched energies that will help you when you begin balancing the energies in your home.
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  • Although compass school of feng shui requires greater math calculations to determine the kind of energies residing in your home, you can use basic feng shui principles and applications to help lessen any negative effects.
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  • You aren't done yet because you need to take a compass and use the new line you've created as a radius line.
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  • Traditional classical feng shui of Form and Compass determines the prime sector of your home based on several reports such a flying star report.
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  • Classical feng shui known as Form and Compass is a combination of all of these concepts.
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  • In authentic classical feng shui, Compass and Form schools, only an element can activate an element.
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  • If you follow authentic classical feng shui, this will require a compass reading and a flying star report.
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  • The tool kit includes instructions for both the Compass and Black Sect Schools of feng shui.
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  • The tool kit includes an easy to understand Practical Feng Shui Chart and a compass to use on floor plans and blueprints.
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  • Form and Compass schools are complex systems of land formations and compass directions that are used for various calculations.
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  • Some remain happy with Black Hat while others realize there is more to the art of form and placement and venture into Form and Compass feng shui schools.
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  • Kua numbers are divided into two groups -either East or West- and each group has certain compass points that are most advantageous to face when performing various activities.
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  • Time4Learning is based upon Compass Learning, which is utilized in some schools for curriculum and even public school at home options.
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  • Pentagonal Compass Rose Box: A box with a paper rose on top would be great for using at a baby shower, wedding, or anniversary celebration.
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  • It's also nice to have paint, glitter, a ruler, a compass, yarn, ribbon, sewing thread, embroidery floss, and other embellishments.
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  • Director Chris Weitz previously directed The Golden Compass and About a Boy.
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  • Other states have websites and programs set up so you can fill out multiple applications online for welfare and other benefit systems, like Pennsylvania's COMPASS.
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  • In addition to being a love interest for Aly Michalka's Marti Perkins character, Lewis is a very down to earth guy with a solid moral compass.
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  • The four points can relate to the four compass points of North, South, East and West.
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  • The look varies, but the emblem resembles a Maltese cross and has the words individually inked on the west, north and east compass points of the shield.
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  • Typically, nautical stars feature five points rendered in alternating light and dark shades similar to the design of the four-pointed compass rose of ancient nautical charts.
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  • In addition to the compass rose, the nautical star's symbolism is associated with the five-pointed stars of the United States flag, making it a popular traditional tattoo design for American patriots as well as seafarers and other groups.
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  • The nautical star is a clean and crisp tattoo image consisting of five linear points shaded in a pattern that resembles a compass.
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  • In addition to ships and anchors, two tattoos still seen today symbolize items sailors used to guide them home; the compass rose and the nautical star.
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  • This stylized star was meant to symbolize both the stars in the heavens, which the ship could be steered by, if all else failed, and the compass rose which is often depicted with the same alternating light and dark.
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  • A nautical star tattoo is based upon the compass rose design and was made popular by the sailors who created it.
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  • Going hand-in-hand with the nautical star's origins as a variation on the compass rose is guidance.
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  • A compass is used to guide you literally, while the nautical star tattoo could be used to guide you figuratively through life.
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  • A nautical star with only four points is most closely associated with sailors, and the compass rose.
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  • The Famous Trails Digital Compass Watch represents the finest in wrist wear for the outdoor enthusiast or sportsman.
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  • According to Jared West, spokesperson for Famous Trails, there are advantages to the compass watch over a standard sports watch: "We've combined several necessary pieces of gear into one convenient package here.
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  • According to company spokesperson, what makes the Famous Trails Digital Compass Watch stand out above the competition is the sleek design, impeccable customer service, and bang-for-the-buck value.
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  • The watch has a large easy to read face which also contains a compass.
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  • Casio Men's Pathfinder Altimeter/Barometer/ Digital Compass Solar Digital Watch (Model PAG80-1V) - this watch features a built-in digital compass with an altimeter, barometer and thermometer.
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  • In addition to the sturdy titanium case and polyurethane strap, this model offers a digital compass that updates on the fly, a 1,000 hour chronograph, weather barometer, altimeter, altitude alarms and a hydration alarm.
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  • T-Touch Expert Titanium: An understated yet elegant facade stylishly mutes the watch's ability to provide options such as weather reports, altimeter readings, a compass and alarm functions by touching the watch's crystal.
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  • I understand he is applying for a position within your company and I wish to share some personal details about his character and overall moral compass.
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  • Within each employee, their moral compass is reflected in the decisions made and actions taken.
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  • For those who practice situational ethics, the overall behavior of a company can play a huge role in determining the moral compass applied at work.
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  • A company's ethical compass is shown by the company's leadership.
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  • There are a number of models to choose from, including the Wrangler, Compass, Patriot, Liberty, Comanche and Grand Cherokee.
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  • The series begins with The Golden Compass (published in the UK as His Dark Materials I: Northern Lights).The heroine is young Lyra, a girl growing up wild in Oxford.
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  • The Golden Compass is set in world similar enough to ours to make the differences unsettling..
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  • The plot of The Golden Compass involves church scientists studying 'dust', a sort of subatomic particle.
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  • The Golden Compass is planned for release in '07 from New Line Cinema.
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  • Published in 1997, it takes place immediately following the events of the first volume, The Golden Compass.
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  • While The Golden Compass took place exclusively in a universe parallel to, and very similar to our own, The Subtle Knife begins in our universe, near our Oxford, and introduces the character Will Parry.
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  • He runs directly to an unknown universe next to ours, where he meets Lyra, who left her own universe with no way to get back in the end of The Golden Compass.
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  • Will and Lyra lose, and must recover the Golden Compass, and take it to Lyra's father Lord Azriel, whose intention is to use it to kill God and free mankind from the tyranny of religion.
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  • The Golden Compass along with other literary favorites like The Chronicles of Narnia as well as Lord of the Rings, specifically The Hobbit, can all be seen as having roots in politics and religion.
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  • First I light candles placed at the four compass points in my room.
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  • Muscular and dark-skinned, Tamer was hunched over the table in the center of the room, putting the final magic touches on a new compass.
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  • As soon as another compass is ready, send a dealer out with it.
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  • The first maps illustrating the variation of the compass were published by Chris.
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  • If one pole of the bar-magnet is brought near the compass, it will attract the opposite pole of the compass-needle; and the magnetic action will not be sensibly affected by the interposition between the bar and the compass of any substance whatever except iron or other magnetizable metal.
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  • The poles of a piece of magnetized steel may be at once distinguished if the two ends are successively presented to the compass; that end which attracts the south pole of the compass needle (and is therefore north) may be marked for easy identification.
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  • It is however easy to demonstrate by means of the compass that the force is much greater in some parts of the field than in others.
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  • It is also provided with an azimuth circle or mirror and a shadow pin or style placed in the centre of the glass cover, by either of which the variable angle between the compass north and true north, called the "total error," or variation and deviation combined, can be observed.
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  • No matter where the compass pointed, it led him to the correct body.
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  • He stepped back from the desk, as if fearing the compass would claim his soul right there.
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  • The only difference to be reckoned with may be in recent tendencies of solo vocalists to sing for effect, and so to extend the compass of the voice upwards.
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  • Their mutinies were frequent and dangerous, and at last, in 1682, an unusually serious outbreak led Peter the Great to compass the abolition of the force.
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  • The compass may of course have been used for improving these charts, but they originated without its aid, and it is therefore misleading to describe them as Compass or Loxodromic charts, and they are now known as Portolano charts.
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  • A south pole would be urged oppositely to the conventional " direction " of the line; hence it follows that a very small magnetic needle, if placed in the field, would tend to set itself along or tangentially to the line of force passing through its centre, as may be approximately verified if the compass be placed among the filings on the cardboard.
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  • The compass grew hot against his chest.
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  • Having dwelt in that egg for a year, that lord spontaneously by his own thought split that egg in two; and from the two halves he fashioned the heaven and the earth, and in the middle,the sky,and the eight regions (the points of the compass), and the perpetual place of the waters.
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  • Amongst the most important of his works not already mentioned may be named the following: - Mathematical Tracts (1826) on the Lunar Theory, Figure of the Earth, Precession and Nutation, and Calculus of Variations, to which, in the second edition of 1828, were added tracts on the Planetary Theory and the Undulatory Theory of Light; Experiments on Iron-built Ships, instituted for the purpose of discovering a correction for the deviation of the Compass produced by the Iron of the Ships (1839); On the Theoretical Explanation of an apparent new Polarity in Light (1840); Tides and Waves (1842).
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  • When the compass is far from the magnet, the vibrations will be comparatively slow; when it is near a pole, they will be exceedingly rapid, the frequency of the vibrations varying as the square root of the magnetic force at the spot.
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  • I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
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  • He hated the idea but understood the necessity, especially after finding the second compass in the hands of demons within a week.
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  • It contained three items: a tarnished ring, a soul and a delicate silver necklace with a compass on the end.
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  • Guessing the compass only worked in the mortal world, Gabe emplaced it around his neck before picking up the green emerald – the form a soul took after death – and peering at it.
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  • In the meantime, he'd learn to use the compass better and decipher the symbols.
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  • Wariness crossed Tamer's face as he realized what the compass did.
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  • "Soul compass," he said, not expecting the tool.
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  • Sarah related whole story, ending with, "Never thought I'd see the day that man would have a moral compass, let alone be one."
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  • A great gun was fired to different points of the compass and all the country within its range, including the town of Cuddalore, passed into the possession of the English.
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  • He lifted the compass first.
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  • He plucked the compass from his chest and waited to see what it did.
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  • Gabe handed him the soul compass he'd found on the demon's body.
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  • "If it makes you feel better, I've got another traitor," Gabriel said in cold anger, motioning to the soul compass the demon's had obtained.
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  • He pulled off the compass and held it out.
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  • As I was desirous to recover the long lost bottom of Walden Pond, I surveyed it carefully, before the ice broke up, early in '46, with compass and chain and sounding line.
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  • He lifted a small soul-tracking device off the table, a round compass whose edges were lined with symbols from a dead language too old for him to read.
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