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Compasses (drawing instruments)

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Instruments for drawing circles and measuring the distance between two points; consisting of two pointed legs, movable on a joint or pivot, usually made so that one of the points can be detached for the insertion of a pen or an extension. DAC

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compass (drawing instrument)


12yrs ago

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