Noctograph
Noctograph Noc"to*graph, n. [L. nox, noctis, night + -graph.] 1. A kind of writing frame for the blind. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument or register which records the presence of watchmen on their beats. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Noctograph — Der Noctograph ist ein 1806 patentiertes und von Ralph Wedgwood in London vertriebenes Gerät, das es ermöglichte, auch nachts oder bei Blindheit schreiben zu können. Der Name setzt sich zusammen aus „nox, noctis“ = lateinisch für „Nacht“ und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Noctograph — A noctograph is a writing instrument composed of a chemically treated paper, over which is placed a metal grid. The user writes with a metal stylus. The original purpose was to allow the blind or partially sighted to write with more ease than… …   Wikipedia

  • noctograph — /nok teuh graf , grahf /, n. a frame used to aid the blind in writing. [1860 65; NOCT + O + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • noctograph — noun a form of stylus that helps a blind person to write<! details are sketchy …   Wiktionary

  • noctograph — SYN: scotograph. [noct + G. grapho, to write] …   Medical dictionary

  • noctograph — noc·to·graph …   English syllables

  • noctograph — ˈnäktəˌgraf, rȧf noun Etymology: noct + graph : a writing frame for the blind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blind Traveller — James Holman, 1830, Royal Society Porträt von George Chinnery, gemalt in Canton (Guangzhou). James Holman (* 15. Oktober 1786 in Exeter, † 29. Juli 1857 in London) war ein britischer Reisender, Abenteurer und Autor, der als Blind Traveller Europa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William H. Prescott — William Hickling Prescott (c. 1850). William Hickling Prescott (* 4. Mai 1796 in Salem, Massachusetts; † 29. Januar 1859 in Boston) war ein amerikanischer Historiker. Er war der Enkel William Prescotts, der bei der Schlacht von Bunker Hill …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prescott, William H(ickling) — born May 4, 1796, Salem, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 28, 1859, Boston, Mass. U.S. historian. Born to a prosperous family, Prescott graduated from Harvard University in 1814 but was prevented by poor health and eyesight from a career in law or business …   Universalium

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