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  • n. Plural form of topographer.


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  • For centuries "stained drawings" had been the approved means for antiquaries, topographers and military men to map the lie of the land.

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  • The church had previously sent topographers to survey the land who were also accosted.

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  • Ms. della Dora, like British and French topographers in the 19th century, finds it "difficult, almost impossible, to divorce the territory from its classical past, scientific knowledge from myth, the visible from the invisible."

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  • It has been claimed that, refusing to submit, he fired on the treacherous party, but the statement is not true, for one of the topographers escaped -- the other was captured -- and reported a few minutes later at my headquarters that Meigs was killed without resistance of any kind whatever, and without even the chance to give himself up.

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  • Hugh Honour, in his study on European Chinoiserie, offers a vivid description of Cathay: Of this mysterious and charming land, poets are the only historians and porcelain painters the most reliable topographers.

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  • Some topographers call the Jiyad upon which the fort is built “the lesser,” and apply “greater” to

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  • Our newly arrived doctor Else Gijsels was kept busy cleaning and disinfecting eyes, but still found the time to assist our topographers as well, holding the pole with the reflecting prism.

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  • These have been drawn by the architects and measured by the topographers.

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  • The team composed of Belgian topographers and Turkish architects is a kind of ambulant group, making plans and elevations as the excavations go on and recording each piece of ashlar or decorated building element before it is removed.

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  • Working early in the morning to protect the ethyl silicate laden mosaic of rooms XXXV and XVII of the palatial mansion from direct sun, architect Karel Paul and his team of topographers and architects removed the tarpaulin cover and recorded points corresponding to the fixed references established at the 1: 1 drawing of the floor.

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