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# globular sailing

From *The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48*:

Globular \Glob"u*lar\, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Globular chart, a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection. Globular projection (Map Projection), a perspective projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the sphere into the sine of 45[deg]. Globular sailing, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing. [1913 Webster] .

From *The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48*:

Circular \Cir"cu*lar\, a. [L. circularis, fr. circulus circle: cf. F. circulaire. See Circle.] [1913 Webster] 1. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round. [1913 Webster] 2. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning. [1913 Webster] 3. Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic. [1913 Webster] Had Virgil been a circular poet, and closely adhered to history, how could the Romans have had Dido? --Dennis. [1913 Webster] 4. Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter. [1913 Webster] A proclamation of Henry III., . . . doubtless circular throughout England. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 5. Perfect; complete. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A man so absolute and circular In all those wished-for rarities that may take A virgin captive. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] Circular are, any portion of the circumference of a circle. Circular cubics (Math.), curves of the third order which are imagined to pass through the two circular points at infinity. Circular functions. (Math.) See under Function. Circular instruments, mathematical instruments employed for measuring angles, in which the graduation extends round the whole circumference of a circle, or 360[deg]. Circular lines, straight lines pertaining to the circle, as sines, tangents, secants, etc. Circular note or Circular letter. (a) (Com.) See under Credit. (b) (Diplomacy) A letter addressed in identical terms to a number of persons. Circular numbers (Arith.), those whose powers terminate in the same digits as the roots themselves; as 5 and 6, whose squares are 25 and 36. --Bailey. --Barlow. Circular points at infinity (Geom.), two imaginary points at infinite distance through which every circle in the plane is, in the theory of curves, imagined to pass. Circular polarization. (Min.) See under Polarization. Circular sailing or Globular sailing (Naut.), the method of sailing by the arc of a great circle. Circular saw. See under Saw. [1913 Webster]