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klayer's cord, which is his guide for level and direction. It is stretched between line-pins. 12. (Railroad-engineering.) A railway-track, as the main line or trunk. A loop-line, a connecting line, a crossing line, a side line or switch. 13. (Telegraphy.) The wire connecting one station with another. The part of an instrument to which the line is connected is known as its terminal. The wires and instruments form the circuit. See circuit ; wire. 14. (Surveying.) a. Base-line. A carefully measured line which extends between two stations and forms the basis of triangulation. b. Line of direction. The bearing. The line laid down or protracted in a survey. 15. (Drafting and Perspective.) a. The ground line or fanlamental line. The common section of the ground plane and the base of the picture. The terrestrial line. b. The horizontal line. The common section of the horizontal and that of the draft of representation, passing through the principal point
The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Exciting Scenes in Baltimore — passage of Northern troops. (search)
Base line of military operations. The Philadelphia Inquirer says that Capt. Talbot, just from Fort Sumter, has plans nearly perfected for the distribution of fifty thousand volunteers in a bow line from Fort Monroe to Harper's Ferry. It will be a "base line," sure enough, when it is "perfected." It will be marked all through with the base carcases of the leaders, swung to lines of good Kentucky hemp.