from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for describing ellipses; a trammel. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An instrument for describing ellipses; -- called also
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A mechanical
instrumentused to trace out an ellipse. Applied to draw, cut, etc mathematically correct ellipses (rather than general ovals).
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Cosmo Versál swung on the stool, and played with an ellipsograph; Joseph Smith dropped his chin on his breast and nervously fingered the pockets of his long vest.