"Take these," he said, tossing the compasses to her.
Landon, start taking accountability of dealers and compasses throughout the day.
A trained observer acting under the superintendent of compasses is charged with this important work.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
The binnacles or pedestals for compasses are generally constructed of wood about 45 in.
4 shows the mounting of a Thomson card on its pivot, which in common with the pivots of most other compasses is made of brass, tipped with osmium-iridium, which although very hard can be sharply pointed and does not corrode.
I'm going to pick up more compasses from Tamer, Gabe said.
A museum containing compasses of various types invented during the 19th century is attached to the Compass Observatory at Deptford.
These degrees were, when necessary, repeated along the stem by the employment of a pair of compasses till 80 degrees were marked off.
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.
Both compasses lit up as the next name on the list appeared.
All compasses are fitted with a gimbal ring to keep the bowl and card level under every circumstance of a ship's motion in a seaway, the ring being connected with the binnacle or pedestal by means of journals or knife edges.
The superintendent, who is a naval officer, has to investigate the magnetic character of the ships, to point out the most suitable positions for the compasses when a ship is designed, and subsequently to keep himself informed of their behaviour from the tin g e of the ship's first trial.
In 1820 Peter Barlow reported to the Admiralty that half the compasses in the British Navy were mere lumber and ought to be destroyed.
We have already seen that the Chinese as late as the end of the 8th century made voyages with compasses on which but little reliance could be placed; and it may perhaps be assumed that the compasses early used in the East were mostly too imperfect to be of much assistance to navigators, and were therefore often dispensed with on customary routes.
The needles of the primitive compasses, being made of iron, would require frequent re-magnetization, and a " stone " for the purpose of " touching the needle " was therefore generally included in the navigator's outfit.
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."
Again, it appears that compasses of a primitive description, which can hardly be supposed to have been brought from Europe, were employed in the East Indies certainly as early as several years previous to the close of the 16th century.
Local magnetic disturbance of the needle due to magnetic rocks is observed on land in all parts of the world, and in certain places extends to the land under the sea, affecting the compasses on board the ships passing over it.
In 1248 Hugo de Bercy notes a change in the construction of compasses, which are now supported on two floats in a glass cup. From quotations given by Antonio Capmany (Questiones Criticas) from the De contemplatione of Raimon Lull, of the date 1272, it appears that the latter was well acquainted with the use of 1 Adamas in India reperitur.
Tamer dropped onto his knees and held out two compasses: the original and a second without the wear of time around its edges.
By means of this instrument questions in navigation, trigonometry, &c., are solved with the aid of a pair of compasses.
This latter problem received the attention of the Arabian astronomer Abul Wefa (loth century A.D.), who solved it with a single opening of the compasses.
Repeater Compasses The indications of the master gyro compass can be transmitted to almost any number of repeater compasses.
He knew what souls the demons were after, and his death dealers were equipped with the soul compasses.
ask the geometrician, if he can, with a pair of compasses, measure the breadth of the earth.
There are various methods that can be incorporated for such environments such as using gyros, digital compasses or some method of inertial navigation.
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For, first, their compasses are exactly like ours, and they buy them of Europeans as much as they can, scarce daring to meddle with their needles themselves.
Classroom tools are intended for both teachers and students and range from rulers, protractors and compasses to blunt edged scissors suitable for young children.
Other clues give directional clues, allowing children to learn to use compasses and other navigational tools.
Transmissions from Lt. Taylor indicated that his compasses weren't working.
An hour and a half after Flight 19 took off from Ft. Lauderdale, the commander and 13 students reported having problems with their compasses.
These watches are available with options like altitude memory, barometers, compasses, thermometers and more.
Available with thermometers, barometers and compasses, the Pathfinder is a great tool for the man on the move.
Some watches even have two-way radio communication capabilities or built-in compasses.
He then called a portal to visit Tamer, the Immortal making the soul compasses.
The cross at the east continued even in British compasses till about 1700.
From this it would seem that the compasses used at that time by English mariners were of a very primitive description.
is so named from the alleged disturbance of the compasses of vessels passing within its sphere of influence.
Poncelet, how all problems of the second order can be solved by aid of the straight-edge alone without the use of compasses, as soon as one circle is given on the drawing-paper.
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the nationalistic conception is set forth: wisdom, created in the beginning, compasses heaven and earth seeking rest and finds at last its dwelling-place in Jerusalem (and so substantially 4th Maccabees); the height of 'sublimity is reached in Wisd.
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