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  • The upper end is passed over a guiding quadrant Q to a set of wheels or fixed quadrants I, 2, 3, ...
  • 420) of a change of form in the Greenwich mural quadrant led to the introduction of astronomical circles at the Royal Observatory, and to his own appointment as its head.
  • 1) is a wooden quadrant in.
  • Well that Ahab's quadrant was furnished with coloured glasses, through which to take sight of that solar fire.
  • Then gazing at his quadrant, and handling, one after the other, its numerous cabalistical contrivances, he pondered again, and muttered: Foolish toy! babies' plaything of haughty Admirals, and Commodores, and Captains; the world brags of thee, of thy cunning and might; but what after all canst thou do, but tell the poor, pitiful point, where thou thyself happenest to be on this wide planet, and the hand that holds thee: no! not one jot more!

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