Definition of 'compasses'

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Example sentences containing 'compasses'

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It was a remarkable feat of navigation made without magnetic compasses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are compasses and maps, a barbecue on the deck and board games. The Sun (2014)So intense was the storm that compasses went haywire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He told us to design a city, and duly handed out rulers and compasses. Times, Sunday Times (2018)Go back to your compasses, to your television programmes! Times, Sunday Times (2009)The two compasses of our published memories do not even touch. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But they lack other basic equipment, from compasses to head torches. Times, Sunday Times (2018)Carve it into your arm with a pair of compasses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a common myth that compasses show the true direction of north. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Boards set the tone and play a central role in developing organisations' moral compasses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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