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  • n. Plural form of volvelle.


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  • The spectacular full page images (...) are all volvelles (rotating paper wheel charts) and were used for various computations such as calculating the time and the lunar phases.

    Boing Boing

  • Bible and "Astronomicum Caesareum," a 17th century book of astronomical reckoning, complete with movable paper wheels (volvelles) used to calculate a planet's position.

    University of California, Riverside Campus News


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