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card — “The shipman's,” MACBETH, i. 3. 17. “The mariner's compass. Properly, the paper on which the points of the wind are marked.” Nares's Gloss. ; “Not the card of the mariner's compass, but what we now call a chart.” Hunter's New Illust. of Shakespeare, vol. ii. p. 167 (where Hackluyt's Virginia Richly Valued, 1609, and Sir H. Mainwaring's Seaman's Dictionary, 1670, are quoted). “A Sea-card, charta Marina. Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict. (I find in Sylvester's Du Bartas, “Sure, if my Card and Compasse doe not fail,
W'are neer the Port.”
The Triumph of Faith, p. 256, ed. 1641. where the original has “mon Quadrant et ma Carte marine.”)

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