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- adj. Relating to periscopes and their use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Viewing all around, or on all sides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Viewing on all sides — that is, giving distinct vision obliquely as well as axially.
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A pair of lenses thus equipped Dr. Wollaston called the periscopic microscope.
The author describes Coleman in the book as "one of my most supportive sponsors," and recounts his attempts to set up the tent: "I discover that the Coleman engineers have done a remarkable job of designing magnetic periscopic poles."
It allows us to see only what a four-man crew is able to see through a periscopic gun sight from inside an Israeli tank.
Then he turned to the periscopic lens for a view of the area ahead.
It is only when we get rid of the karmic constant habits that we get rid of the periscopic vision.
But what made the story fixating was the periscopic view it provided of high society consorting with the demimonde: the wealthy Profumo, who was married to the actress Valerie Hobson, first eyed Keeler emerging from a swimming pool at Lord Astor's Cliveden (the satirical fortnightly Private Eye, then in its infancy, published "a spoof National Trust brochure for the house, highlighting the best places to find people having sex," recalled the Daily Mail).
In the back of the Bradley fighting vehicle, where six combat infantrymen sit, the only peek at the outside is through periscopic slits.
Engineer observation posts usually consist of two or three engineers who have a periscopic rangefinder and, possibly, photographic equipment.
This, in actual fact, is a periscopic compass, to remove the compass itself from the magnetic field of the vehicles as much as possible.
As Bud ambled into the laboratory and was about to ask when the periscopic camera would be installed on the submarine, the videophone signal flashed on.