But there is this difference in the Departure: that the term does not imply so much a sea event as a definite act entailing a process - the precise observation of certain landmarks by means of the compass card
The steam gear clattered, stopped, clattered again; and the helmsman's eyeballs seemed to project out of a hungry face as if the compass card
behind the binnacle glass had been meat.
At last he fastened his eyes on the compass card
, took refuge, in spirit, inside the binnacle.
The float and its magnets are wrapped with the compass card
, a scale indicating a magnetic heading.
A compass card
should be made to reflect both conditions.
If you were lucky--or wealthy--enough to have an RMI (remote magnetic indicator), which was really nothing more than that bearing pointer on a compass card
that, instead of merely being fixed or manually adjustable, was slaved to your heading indicator, life got a whole lot easier.
The latest initiatives in contactless payments include the collective introduction of contactless cards by Euroloan Consumer Finance and Compass Card
in August 2015 and the MasterCard Bankkontokort debit card with contactless functionality by Bank of Aland in 2014.
Too often, the "miscellaneous history" section of the aircraft logbook, MAF/work order, or compass card
is incomplete or filed incorrectly in maintenance admin.
The only light in the wheelhouse was the small light shining down on the constantly rocking compass card
. After about an hour the Geordie sergeant came up from below.
The only gripe on our jet we were concerned about was a freely spinning compass card
that had been signed off after switching out a box.
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