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waywiser

(ˈweɪˌwaɪzə)
n
(Historical Terms) a device formerly used for measuring distance travelled by road
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calculated by a surveyor, travelling on foot with a waywiser and a
(42.) Kampa, Bachelor Pad (Cornwall: Waywiser Press, 2014), p.
Also known as a perambulator, hodometer, or surveyor's wheel, the waywiser is essentially a large wheel and stick that is pushed along the desired route, with a dial attached that measures, accurately, the distance travelled.
JOSEPH HARRISON'S new book of poems, Shakespeare's Horse (Waywiser Press), contains "To C" (Volume 96, no.
collection, The Uncertainty Principle (Waywiser Press, 2012), was chosen
Cody Walker, Shuffle and Breakdown, Waywiser P, 2009.
When featuring on old pieces of equipment like measuring tools and implements, they encourage further study by the enlightened, or at least they did when a Georgian Waywiser sold at Bonhams for pounds 1,200.
Germs: A Memoir of Childhood Richard Wollheim The Waywiser Press, 13.99 [pounds sterling] ISBN 1 904 130143
These surveyors were armed only with a perambulator (or waywiser as it was known to contemporaries) to measure distances and a surveyors compass or theodolite to measure changes in direction.
MORRI CREECH'S The Sleep of Reason (Waywiser Press) contains "Age of Wonders" (Volume 97, no.
MORRI CREECH's collection Field Knowledge (Waywiser, 2006)won the first annual Anthony Hecht Prize.
GEORGE BRADLEY'S latest book of poems, A Few of Her Secrets (Waywiser Press, 2011), contains "Elixir" (Volume 90, no.