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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A telescope used in reading a scale placed at a distance or reflected in a mirror.
  • n. Specifically, a simple form of cathetometer. It consists of a telescope which has an object-lens and a negative eyepiece containing a spider-line or cross-wire. A level is attached to the top of the telescope, which may stand on a tripod or be movable about and up and down a vertical standard.


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