• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Compass-plane a plane, convex on the under side, for smoothing curved timber
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compas, a circle, prob. from Low L. compassus—L. com, together, passus, a step.


In literature:

After these are made to fit, the upper ends may be rounded down by chisel and compasses, or bevelled, using the plane.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
It is an undeniable fact that the experiences of the conscious ego in man compass the subjective no less than the objective planes of being.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
Take a shaving off the flat bottom with the smoothing plane, so as to remove the compass marks.
"Hand-Craft" by John D. Sutcliffe
Upon a smooth, level plane, freely exposed to the sun, with a pair of compasses describe a circle.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted

In science:

Once an orientation has been chosen, we can talk about LRtableaux, standard order, etc. on a transformed diagram—our existing definitions make sense once the compass directions are thusly redefined. A nest is a designated convex cone in the plane, with angle 150◦ .
Puzzles, Tableaux and Mosaics
Cammarota, V., Orsingher, E.: Travelling randomly on the Poincaré half-plane with a Pythagorean compass. J.
Angular processes related to Cauchy random walks
It has large transverse dimensions (it covers the whole angular acceptance of the COMPASS LAS, i.e. ±250 mrad in the horizontal plane and ±180 mrad in the vertical plane), high-rate capability and introduces minimum material in the region of the spectrometer acceptance.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
MurphyTV reports these errors in a graphical user interface. A software package named COOOL [103] has been designed to read COMPASS raw data streams and to produce different sets of ROOT histograms [104] for each detector plane or group of detector planes.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Elastic ρ production has also been studied by the COMPASS collaboration, where the asymmetry in angle between the target and hadron production planes is measured .
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary
As we will explain, his straight-edge and compass construction of tangent circles, when iterated ad infinitum, gives rise to a beautiful fractal circle packing in the plane, such as that shown in Figure 1.
From Apollonius To Zaremba: Local-Global Phenomena in Thin Orbits