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Mariner’s Compass

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The fleur-de-lis which ornaments the northern radius of the mariner’s compass was adopted out of compliment to Charles dʹAnjou, whose device it was. He was the reigning king of Sicily when Flavio Gioja, the Neapolitan, madé his improvements in this instrument.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Margutte
Maria
Maria Theresa
Mariamites
Mariana
Marigold
Marina
Marinda or Maridah
Marine
Marines
Mariner’s Compass
Marino Faliero
Mariotte’s Law
Maritornes (Spanish, bad woman)
Marivaudage
Marjoram
Mark
Mark (St.)
Mark (Sir)
Mark Banco
Mark Tapley