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  • The amount of this pressure is measured by a wind-gauge or anemometer invented by Christian Förmer about 1677.

    The Recent Revolution in Organ Building Being an Account of Modern Developments

  • The north wall of their house is plastered with thermometers; in the garden there are a rain-gauge, a sun-gauge and a wind-gauge; and the front hall contains a wealth of instruments to poke, tap and peer at, including one of those Heath Robinson contraptions which live in a glass case and make little tremulous lines with ink.

    Try Anything Twice

  • "That's better," he declared, and straightway set to work to carefully blacken the foresight of his rifle, adjust the wind-gauge (for the first of a steady cross-wind had sprung up) and set the sights to six hundreds yards.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • See, "he turned the light on to the wind-gauge -- it showed a pressure of sixty miles an hour," it is

    The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest

  • There he stood motionless, his hands on the steel circle that directed the vast wings, his eyes on the wind-gauge that revealed to him as on the face of a clock both the force and the direction of the high gusts; now and again his hands moved slightly, and the huge fans responded, now lifting, now lowering.

    Lord of the World

  • The Dutch, who had the wind-gauge, found the hostile squadrons separated from one another.

    History of Holland

  • As he turned to re-enter the tent after reading the wind-gauge he noted that

    A Man's Woman

  • Bennett taking soundings and reading the wind-gauge, and one, the last view of the Freja, taken just as the ship -- her ice-sheathed dripping bows heaved high in the air, the flag still at the peak -- sank from sight.

    A Man's Woman

  • It had a front sight, known as the wind-gauge, with the spirit-level, and with the vernier sight on the stock, which is raised from its flat position when the hunter wishes to shoot a long distance, and is graduated up to a thousand yards, carrying a 44 cartridge.

    Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1

  • He turned the weapon over and over in his hand, looked down the barrel, tried the hammer and trigger, carefully examined the wind-gauge and vernier rear-sights, but could not see that anything was out of order.

    Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1

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