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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring angles.
  • n. An apparatus for testing the distance between the rails of a railway line, and detecting inequalities of elevation.
  • n. A meteorological instrument consisting of a combination of thermometer and hair-hygrometer for the determination of temperature, humidity, dew-point, etc.


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