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vernier-compass

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of compass for surveyors' use in which the horizontal limb carrying the sights is fitted with a vernier for close-reading of the angles from the compass-needle as a zero point.
  • n. A form of dividers for shop use in which the vernier principle is applied for setting or for reading the distance apart of the points.

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