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compass rose

[′käm·pəs ‚rōz]
(navigation)
A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions north, south, east, and west, and inscribed on a chart; used for the calibration of compasses on crafts.

compass rose

compass rose
A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed either on a chart or on the ground. See also compass base.
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Along the way, the reader learns much about the origins of such items as the compass rose and loxodromic lines on old charts, the earth's magnetism as the source of navigational art and error, and the natural magnetization of shipboard iron fittings.
For fans of ceramics there are nine reference books of Welsh interest at pounds 100-pounds 150 which include volumes on Nantgarw and Billingsley and an early 17th Century Speed map of Wales should encourage pounds 500-pounds 600 as it bears, like so much of his work, vignettes of town views of the area, plus a large compass rose.
Timed to coincide with the British EU presidency and the G8 meetings in the UK, the Middle East Association (MEA) in partnership with Compass Rose, recently organised a symposium to foster a greater understanding of the Middle East and develop business and trade between the UK and the Gulf.
The monument features twenty-four 3-meterhigh monoliths arranged in a 30-meter-wide circle that encompasses an obelisk, a compass rose, and an analemma.
The phone rang in the ready room; maintenance needed someone to taxi a jet to the compass rose for some required maintenance.
The user changes the direction and length of an arrow within a compass rose by "clicking on" the position of the outer end of the desired arrow.
The compass rose alludes to the collection and reporting of critical information and the black and silver shield underscores the night and day scope of the Military Intelligence mission.
The liveliest venue is the Mariner Lounge, drawing a crowd before dinner time in the adjacent Compass Rose or Latitudes restaurants.
Or the distance is reduced by the simple expedient of introducing a European visitor, an image of whose compass rose the poet engraves on a local fence railing in "The Pocket Compass": "for me to get my bearings / by, for you to see our world the right / way round.
Take in the breathtaking view of Singapore from the Compass Rose atop the Westin Stamford (Tel: 011-65-338-8585).
Sip tea in The Compass Rose, a dark-paneled room decorated with art and antiques, as you listen to carolers singing under the lobby's grand Christmas trees.