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a stand or enclosure of wood or nonmagnetic metal for supporting and housing a compass.
a side branch of a river; millrace.
Historical Examples

Outward Bound Oliver Optic
A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
Adventures in Many Lands Various
The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
A Cabinet Secret Guy Boothby
Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.
Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston

a housing for a ship’s compass


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