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n. - A line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle.

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  • On looking at our binnacle, they pointed to the north-west rhumb, and made us easily understand that it was the course they always steered on their return to Macassar.
  • In this rhumb the horizon is bounded by El – Harrah, the volcanic region whose black porous lavas and honey-combed basalts, often charged with white zeolite, are still...
  • Mercator also produced the first globe to have rhumb lines (1541), based on his observation that a ship sailing towards the same point of the compass would follow a...
  • This last information is obtained independently from what is called the NV90 programme of the computer which is able automatically to calculate the rhumb line track and... for more
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