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COMPASSComputer Assurance (Conference)
COMPASSCondensed-Phase Optimized Molecular Potentials for Atomistic Simulation Studies (molecular mechanics)
COMPASSConference on Computer Assurance
COMPASSCommonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services
COMPASSCoalition for the Modernization and Protection of America's Social Security
COMPASSComputer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System
COMPASSCurricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary Students
COMPASSCommon Muon and Proton Apparatus for Structure and Spectroscopy
COMPASSCommon Operational Modeling, Planning, and Simulation Strategy (US DoD)
COMPASSComprehensive Algebraic Approach to System Specification and Development (ESPRIT Project 6112)
COMPASSCommunity Participation for Action in the Social Sector (USAID health and education project in Nigeria)
COMPASSComputerized Movement Planning and Status System (US DoD)
COMPASSCosmic Microwave Polarization At Small Scales (telescope)
COMPASSComputer-Aided Scheduling System
COMPASSComputer-Assisted Surveillance System
COMPASSComputer-Alerted Surveillance System
COMPASSCommercial Object Model of Product/Process for an Advanced Shipbuilding System (DARPA/Intergraph program)
COMPASSComputerized Optimization Model for Predicting and Analyzing Support Scenarios
COMPASSCommunity Personal Assistance Services and Supports Grant
COMPASSCorrectness, Modeling, and Performance of Aerospace Systems (workshop)
COMPASSCentral Office Maintenance Printout Analysis and Suggestion System
COMPASSCommunications Planning Assistant
COMPASSComprehensive On-Line Maintenance Purchasing and Store System
COMPASSUSAF Programs Involving Battle Field Surveillance
COMPASSClinical Optimization Military Provider AHTLA Satisfaction Strategy
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Carthoris' improvement upon this consisted of an auxiliary device which steered the craft mechanically in the direction of the compass, and upon arrival directly over the point for which the compass was set, brought the craft to a standstill and lowered it, also automatically, to the ground.
You readily discern the advantages of this invention," he was saying to Thuvan Dihn, who had accompanied him to the landing-stage upon the palace roof to inspect the compass and bid his young friend farewell.
He shouted Borckman to come aft and haul in the whaleboat, while he hurried below for his electric torch and a boat compass.
As he steered, he kept flashing the torch on the boat compass so that he could keep headed north-east by east a quarter east.
By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.
I asked Juag then what our course was, for he had had the compass last.
The compass, since he had learned its uses from me, had been all that he had to buoy his hope of eventual salvation from the watery deep.
There sat Benson as wide awake as could be, and the compass showed that we were heading straight into the west.
Not until their lights were no longer discernible did I venture to flash my little lamp upon my compass, and then I found to my consternation that a fragment of the projectile had utterly destroyed my only guide, as well as my speedometer.
He resisted, and sitting down on a sand hill contrived to amuse them with a pocket compass.
In a single State, the requisite knowledge relates to the existing laws which are uniform throughout the State, and with which all the citizens are more or less conversant; and to the general affairs of the State, which lie within a small compass, are not very diversified, and occupy much of the attention and conversation of every class of people.
Why, I can hardly tell which way the wind blows, when I’m out in the clearings, they are so thick and so tall; I couldn’t at all, if it wasn’t for the clouds, and I happen to know all the points of the compass, as it were, by heart.