If we were born with magnetic detectors, the compass would never have been invented, because we wouldn't need one.
The car stopped further back on North Terrace, probably not within the compass of the map, but at best somewhere towards that very far left-hand side of the map.
We even relocate daybreak and sunset, which, one might surmise, are logical ways to determine the beginning and end of a given day, within the compass of clock-time.
Point the binos in any direction and a digital compass takes a bearing.
It is wonderfully satisfying to make these pictures by hand, patiently, with pencil and paper, compass and straightedge.
Within the relatively narrow compass of Northumberland and Durham - as it must seem to us today - it might even be said that he was a great one.
By ‘science’ he means ‘all that can fall within the compass of human understanding’.
The needs and expectations of the enquiring traveller change rapidly and it would be impossible to meet them all within the compass of single volumes.
All of this, he believed, falls within the compass of science.
a regular heptagon cannot be constructed accurately with only ruler and compass