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As soon as you have an opportunity, compare them with a standard barometer, compare also your ordinary thermometer and azimuth-compass with standard instruments, and finally, have them carefully re-verified at the Kew observatory on your return to England.
The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries Francis Galton 1866
I had no azimuth-compass and consequently could not observe very accurately the variation; but I believe there is so little in Mangaryn
A Voyage to the South Sea For The Purpose Of Conveying The Bread-Fruit Tree To The West Indies, Including An Account Of The Mutiny On Board The Ship William Bligh 1785
The declination of the needle was observed by the azimuth-compass to be 22° 30 '32 "N.E., and its inclination from the elevation of the pole, 11° 11'.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13 Robert Kerr 1784
chained_bear commented on the word azimuth-compass
See hygrometer for a usage note.
March 3, 2008