dip circle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dip circle a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
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Usage

In literature:

The room inside was dark, all except the little halo or circle of light made by a dip candle.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. III" by Elizabeth Gaskell
The room inside was dark, all except the little halo or circle of light made by a dip candle.
"Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Angela mounted a breeze and made off, whirling, circling, dipping, and soaring, in the direction of the water.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
They hurried along the drive and down the road which circled round the hotel and dipped to the town.
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
On December 21 the load on the sledge was stripped down to tent, dip-circle, theodolite, cooker and a little food.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
We left in the early morning of June 26, after Pennell had done some hours' magnetic work with the Lloyd Creak and Barrow Dip Circle.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Gulls and terns soared and circled overhead, occasionally dipping to the water to capture a choice morsel of food.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Trim and skin the fish, skewer in a circle, dip into beaten eggs, then in seasoned crumbs, and fry in fat to cover.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Then with the crystal dipped in corn pollen they made a circle embracing the whole.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
A number of sea-fowl circled over the rock, occasionally dipping their wings in the clear water.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Dipping, rising, circling, see them gather.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
A bird dipped his wing into it midway, and set a circle of wavelets tripping to the shore.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Now the aeroplane would dip and glide and circle as the "Archibald" shells broke about him.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
He seems just to circle round the horizon, never very far above, but never dipping below it.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
Dip circles of bread, cut half an inch thick, in this and fry brown in butter, turning once.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
The end of a glass tube is then dipped into a mixture of rouge and water, and small circles are stamped upon the mud.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
Some flash along the turned furrow, circle near the eaves, dip sharply to the ripple.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
By a system of reversals slight faults in the adjustment of the instrument can be eliminated as in the case of the dip circle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
It circled the field almost as though the pilot were afraid to land, then dipped and came to a slow and hesitating stop.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
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In poetry:

When the mist drives past and the wind blows high,
And the harbour lights are dim--
See where they circle, and dip and fly,
The grey free-lances of wind and sky,
To the far horizon's rim.
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard
When the mist drives past and the wind blows high,
And the harbour lights are dim--
See where they circle, and dip and fly,
The grey free-lances of wind and sky,
To the water's distant rim!
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard

In news:

The new ChurchKey bar in Logan Circle promises that at any given time, its five hand-pumped "beer engines" will be dipping into a changing roster of five casks .
The waters near the Big Island are the stage and giant manta rays — swooping, circling, dipping — are the stars of a surreal underwater ballet that plays nightly.
You thought you could navigate summer's hottest trends, but you took a wrong turn at the leopard-print caftans, blew right past the dip-dyed hair and now, you're just circling the same color block.
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In science:

This can be seen on the left-hand side of Figure 9, where the entropy and pressure dips are marked by the red and magenta circles, respectively.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs
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