compass (n.) Old form(s): compasse
circle, circumference, bound
R2 II.i.101[John of Gaunt to King Richard] thy crown, / Whose compass is no bigger than thy head
R2 III.iv.40[First Man to Gardener] Why should we, in the compass of a pale, / Keep law and form and due proportion
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