Sentence Examples


  • As thus determined it is the angle between the direction of the plumb-line at the place and the plane of the equator.
  • The most obvious method of realizing this direction is by the plumb-line.
  • Latitude thus determined by the plumb-line is termed astronomical.
  • One hypothesis was: while y Draconis was stationary, the plumb-line, from which the angular measurements were made, varied; this would follow if the axis of the earth varied.
  • It is considered to be an extinct volcano because it makes the plumb-line deviate only 7" to 8", from which it is deduced that the mountain is hollow.