Compasses


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Compasses

[′käm·pə·səz]
(astronomy)
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Still, more than one shop told us it doesn't deal with bench repairs for compasses that need more than fluid top-offs, since it's usually more economical to purchase a new replacement.
Europeans were using compasses some time after this - for example there is a reference to a sea compass in 1269.
Chinese magicians began making compasses out of lodestones in all different shapes, like turtles and fish.
Turn in the old compasses as radioactive waste in accordance with AR 11-9, the Army Radiation Safety Program.
Even using several dictionaries, I found "boxed compasses" only where COMPASS occupied the first or fourth column of the square.
However, the navigators interpolated the 1972 almanac for sun position and subsequently took two deviation checks, both of which were discounted as being inaccurate since neither was close to the heading indicated on the compasses.
Modern compasses operate on the same principle as the first versions did (see sidebar).