I feel like someone reached in and grabbed my compass from around my neck and threw it from a moving train.
The day before, she tweeted “I have lost my compass and I find myself adrift at sea.”
He goes on to compass the very nature of memory by way of considering how we memorialize mass death.
And we aim to fix that compass and steer the ship ourselves from now on.
A hole, though shaped like an ellipse, in which this well-hung stud had placed it would look as if a compass traced it.
The rapid-fire guns are mounted in such manner that they can be swung and directed to any point of the compass.
Then, turning from a look at the compass, he saw that the yacht's owner was on the bridge.
His mark was a hand holding a compass, with the motto "Labore et constantia."
There ain't no depending on my compass within two points and a half.
One point of the compass is placed at the center of the protractor and an elastic band is looped between the points.
c.1300, "space, area, extent, circumference," from Old French compas "circle, radius, pair of compasses" (12c.), from compasser "to go around, measure, divide equally," from Vulgar Latin *compassare "to pace out" (source of Italian compassare, Spanish compasar), from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + passus "a step" (see pace (n.)).
The mathematical instrument so called from mid-14c. The mariners' directional tool (so called since early 15c.) took the name, perhaps, because it's round and has a point like the mathematical instrument. The word is in most European languages, with a mathematical sense in Romance, a nautical sense in Germanic, and both in English.
c.1300, "to devise, plan;" early 14c. as "to surround, contain, envelop, enclose;" from Anglo-French cumpasser, from compass (n.). Related: Compassed; compassing.