either of two soft-iron spheres attached to each side of a binnacle, intended to correct the compass deviation (quadrantal deviation) resulting from magnetism from ferrous metal in a ship.
Affect vs. Effect: Use The Correct Word Every TimeWhen do you use AFFECT vs EFFECT? Use this easy rule to always know when to use affect vs effect.
“Oblivious To” vs. “Oblivious Of”: Are You Using Them Correctly?Oblivious to and oblivious of can both be used the same way. You can generally pick one based on which sounds better in the context of the sentence. Essentially, they both mean that someone is unaware of something. Synonyms Oblivious to and oblivious of share a meaning with a number of phrases, like ignorant of, unaware of, unconscious of, and blind to. Similarly, it may …
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