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The most correct method of drawing an ellipse is by means of an instrument termed a trammel, which is shown in Figure 83.
Trammel, tram′el, n. a net used in fowling and fishing: shackles for making a horse amble: anything that confines.
There was no cult of seamanship, no dead wall of prejudice to trammel modern naval developments.
THE EMPIRE OF THE EASTH. B. MONTGOMERY
The coronation oath, they said, was never intended to trammel him in his legislative capacity.
That which is progress to-day, may it not one hundred years hence have become mere routine, and a downright trammel?
My great trammel has been the non-existence of any definitely stated alternative on my opponents' part.
The trammel is another form of net of much value to the voyager and explorer.
A trammel net may be used under the ice by cutting two holes through it at a convenient distance apart.
The beam-compass, Fig. 208, consists of two trammel-points running on a beam which may be made of any convenient length.
HANDWORK IN WOODWILLIAM NOYES
No Constitution, it is true, can "trammel up" facts and put power anywhere but where nature puts it.
APPEARANCESGOLDSWORTHY LOWES DICKINSON

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