Compass dial


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compass dial a small pocket compass fitted with a sundial to tell the hour of the day.
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In literature:

Carthoris examined the dial of his compass.
"Thuvia, Maid of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The thermometer went up, the needle of the compass deviated on the dial.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
On this dial are points marked 'up' and 'down' as well as a perfect compass.
"The Master Key" by L. Frank Baum
Remember, this is only a pocket-compass with no dial, and it will jump frightfully.
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
The mariners' compass with a pivoting needle and circular dial with a scale was introduced.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
A photograph of a compass showed the needle and dial taken through the closed brass cover.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
Upon the top of this he levelled his compass, and turned it until the needle, swinging freely, rested upon the north point on the dial.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Cupping my hand over the radio-lighted dial of my compass, I studied it in connection with their bursts of fire.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
The dial or face of the magnetic compass-card.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Or you're goin' to make a compass out of the dial of your watch.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson