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Subject:  RE: whiteboard compass 
Author:  ihor 
Date:  May 7 2005 
> surprised me and so I just looked it up on
http://dictionary.com
> and found that using the spelling "compass" is considered correct.
<snip>
>The definition ended with the reference you mentioned,
> "Also called a pair of compasses."
Interesting! If a compass can also be called a pair of compasses, does that mean
we can also refer to one of the "legs" as a compass? I wonder how this
"confusion" of definitions came about? Possibly in the passing down from one
language to another.
Ihor
 
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