Compasses

Some articles on compasses:

Sidney Brown - Career
... set about developing British made gyro compasses ... Prior to the war, most gyro compasses had been imported from Germany ... would go on to become a major producer of gyro compasses for ships and aircraft ...
Mythology Of Heroes - Abilities - Force and Compasses
... He gives out compasses to all members (and some prospective members) of his carnival, all of whom are people with abilities, and these compasses are based on this ...
Square And Compasses
... The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry ... Both the square and compasses are architect's tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons ... Masonic Monitor of 1866 explains them as "The square, to square our actions The compasses, to circumscribe and keep us within bounds with all mankind" ...
Thumb Compass
... Consequently, most thumb compasses have minimal or no degree markings at all, and are normally used only to orient the map to magnetic north ... Thumb compasses are also often transparent so that an orienteer can hold a map in the hand with the compass and see the map through the compass ... Thumb compasses attach to one's thumb using a small elastic band ...
Caving Equipment - Surveying Equipment - Measuring Instruments
... Compasses used for cave surveying have to be rugged to cope with the harsh conditions ... and are sometimes made in combined units with compasses ... Recently, digital compasses and inclinometers have been developed by enthusiasts, some with wireless connections to PDAs, though these have not yet attained widespread use ...

Famous quotes containing the word compasses:

    And so we ask for peace for the gods of our fathers, for the gods of our native land. It is reasonable that whatever each of us worships is really to be considered one and the same. We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe compasses us. What does it matter what practical systems we adopt in our search for the truth. Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret.
    Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (A.D. c. 340–402)