Bow-pencil
Bow-pencil Bow"-pen`cil, n. Bow-compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bow-compass — Bow com pass, n.; pl. {Bow compasses}. 1. An arcograph. [1913 Webster] 2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow shaped spring, instead of by a joint.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow-compasses — Bow compass Bow com pass, n.; pl. {Bow compasses}. 1. An arcograph. [1913 Webster] 2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow shaped spring, instead of by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bow compasses — Compasses Com pass*es, n., pl. An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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