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How to use sextant in a sentence
Then, he could actually use a sextant, and his way of working out his latitude was chaste and picturesque.The Chequers|James Runciman
A sextant for measuring the latitude of any place can be easily constructed as follows: While a board, 1 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
I had with me an admirable Hadleys sextant, and an artificial horizon, and I corrected the mean refraction of the suns rays.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
While Dick was recovering the sextant, Carl was making Townsend as comfortable as possible on the floor of the car.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas|Stanley R. Matthews
By six o'clock the schooner was well out to sea, and as it grew dark the Captain came on deck with his sextant.