sextant


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a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees

a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects

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He was talking boisterously, and heaping his sea-boots and sextants back into his chest.
Her manner was so straightforward and honest that I could not bring myself to believe in her duplicity; yet--Thinking to surprise her into a betrayal of her guilt, I blurted out: "The chronometer and sextant were both destroyed last night; there is a traitor among us.
I told him to do so; and then I set to work improvising a crude sextant with which we finally took our bearings in a rough and most unsatisfactory manner; for when the work was done, we did not know how far from the truth the result might be.
Our initial timing models use data collected by terrestrial radio telescopes," said Jason Mitchell, the SEXTANT project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The Sextant will provide Navy history fans some real advantages, including, the ability to embed popular widgets (widgets link people on the site to other NHHC resources such as the NHHC webpage, social platforms); the ability to host live video and hold an interactive chat with fans in real-time; significant analytical gains; ability of remote and real-time monitoring; search function unique to blog posts and key phrases--and much more.
7%) exhib- ited TSL in one sextant, 55 patients (18%) TSL in two sextants, 69 patients (22.
Objective: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of power Doppler-guided targeted prostate biopsy and random sextant biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
By the way, the sextant is an instrument used to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon, which is known as the object's altitude and it is used to determine a ship's or a plane's position.
From the science and math involved in making such a journey to evolving maritime discoveries over the decades, SEXTANT reads like a travelogue or adventure story, but is so much more.
7 TABLE 3: Distribution of Mean Sextant Showing Specific CPI Scores in Each Age Group Age No.
But David Barrie's lively, eloquent history of the sextant is a reminder that this wasn't always the case.
New York Nautical, New York City's oldest and only ship's chandlery, servicing professional mariners, recreational boaters and anyone in need of a sextant, has moved to 200 Church Street.
larinin (1) 1989'da sextant biyopsi metodunu tariflemelerinden sonra, prostat kanserinin (PCa) teshisinde transrektal ultrasonografi (TRUS) esliginde prostat igne biyopsisi onemli bir yer tutmaktadir.
Mark Valenti, president and CEO of The Sextant Group, an audiovisual consulting firm, puts it this way: "We're basically seeing the beginning of the end of the lecture hall.