Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a navigator's name for the common quadrant of reflection, from its resemblance in shape to the yoke sometimes placed around the neck of a pig to keep the animal from rooting.
“Mesty agreed with Jack that this was the _ne plus ultra_ of navigation: and that old Smallsole could not do better with his "pig-yoke" and compasses.”
“Mesty agreed with Jack that this was the ne plus ultra of navigation; and that old Smallsole could not do better with his "pig-yoke" and compasses.”
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